Squash vine borers are the larvae of a bright orange wasp-like moth that has 2 black and 2 transparent wings. It lays the eggs that are born into larvae inside the stem of the plant. The larvae feed inside the stem near the base of the plant and can kill a plant in a matter of days.
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I read lots of “common beginner mistakes” blog post and articles when I started growing food, but that didn’t stop me from making them! Hopefully, this post will help you avoid the mistakes I made and avoid some of the pitfalls we encountered in our first two years. 1. Overwatering Overwatering is one of the most common mistakes new gardeners make and I’ve certainly been guilty of it myself. The roots need to be able
Luckily there are not many pesky pests to deal with for lettuce and the ones they do have are fairly easy to manage organically!
Berry bushes are typically fairly easy to grow and well worth the reward! There are a few pests to watch out for, but you can manage easily organically!
Watch a Full Tour of Our Backyard Oklahoma Urban Farm Where We Grow Food For Our Family of 6! (Recorded April 28, 2019)
Check out everything we are growing for our family of 6 in April in our Oklahoma urban backyard garden! This is a recording of a tour of our backyard garden on April 28, 2019. Read our story & download our free app at seedtospoon.net
As I wrote about in an earlier post about why we started From Seed to Spoon, the Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children garden is a very special project to us. I used to drive to myself crazy thinking and reading about the news and trying to keep up with everything going on the world. I gave all that up and now dedicate that time towards things like this website, our own gardens, and helping others grow food.
We grow a lot of peppers in the summer because they are really easy to grow and thrive in our hot conditions. They are relatively pest-free and can actually help keep pests off other plants, making them a valuable companion plant.
Carrots are tough to germinate, but are easy to take care of once they do. We love to grow all different colors and varieties, and the kids have a blast pulling them up! Luckily there are not many pesky pests to deal with for carrots and the ones they do have are fairly easy to manage organically!
Dale’s Story: How My Battle With Weight Loss, Anxiety & Depression Led to Finding Love & Growing Food!
This is Dale’s story about his battle with anxiety & depression, losing 120 pounds, being on the Rachael Ray show, falling in love with Carrie, why we started our garden, and how it’s all related to his pursuit of being more mindful and living with less anxiety!