One of the most common questions I receive is “What should I grow first?”. Here’s what I tell people our strategy was in response.
The most characteristic feature of this fast-moving reddish-brown to black insect is the pair of approximately an inch long pincers at the tip of a long abdomen. Earwigs thrive in tight, dark, moist places such as under stones, in mulch, soil, (compost & vermicompost bins), and anywhere there is an accumulation of plant debris.
Although corn isn’t the most practical thing for us to grow, it’s still one of our favorites because it’s such a fun thing to have in the backyard. Plus you can’t match the taste of freshly grown corn! It is important to have at least a few rows of corn so that they can pollinate each other.
Grasshoppers can consume an obscene amount of 1/2 their body weight in a day! This can account for a lot of damage fast if you have an infestation. Grasshoppers are brown in color with wings, large legs, and antennae.
These small mammals, called groundhogs or woodchucks, love to eat all the greens in your garden. It is important to keep them out of your garden to protect your food! Repelling woodchucks can be challenging, but there are many natural ways to go about it.