Cats blog post

Your Garden Friends: Cats!

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Cats can be both good and bad in your garden. Cats can help with rodent control, but be careful to keep them out of your plants. Read up on cats in the pests section for tips on how to keep them out of your plants!   How to Attract or Encourage: First off, make sure that you do not use any pesticides in your garden! This can harm your beneficials as well as your pests. […]

Mint blog post

How to Grow Your Own Mint Plants!

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Mint is not only easy to care for, but it grows and spreads by itself, coming back year after year. For this reason, it is best to keep mints in their own containers so they do not take over other plants in the garden. Mint has a plethora of flavors, and each of those flavors has its own plethora of uses. Popular varieties of mint include spearmint, peppermint, and chocolate mint.   How to Grow: […]

Catnip blog post

How to Grow Catnip!

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These cat-attracting plants are not only fun for your cats, but also can have many benefits. They can be used to make herbal tea or to simply flower in your garden to attract bees. Catnip is also a great plant to have around to use as companion plants to help deter bugs away from your vegetables.   How to Grow: Catnip can be planted indoors 6-8 weeks before your last spring frost and transplanted outdoors […]

Cats blog post

How to: Manage Cats in Your Garden

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Cats can be both a pest and an ally in the garden. They prey on mice and other small rodents, but they will also use your raised beds as a litter box! Treatment Options: One way to help keep cats from walking in your garden is to lay hardware mesh on top of raised beds. Combine with burlap or shade cloth to prevent birds from stealing seeds as well. You can also use a motion-activated […]