Juice recipe blog post

Try This Yummy Juice! 🍹🥕🥦🥒🍎

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Trying to stay healthy can always be quite the challenge. It can also be like pulling teeth to get kids to eat their daily recommended servings of fruits and vegetables. Luckily, with these juices, it makes it so much easier! My kids all love these juices and enjoy drinking them with us. Typically, I make a large amount in the morning of whatever fruits and veggies we have on hand and we all drink on […]

Squash Vine Borers blog post

How to: Manage Squash Vine Borers in Your Garden

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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.   Treatment Options: As with most pests, the best solution is prevention. The moth will rarely travel much […]

Voles blog post

How to: Manage Voles (Field Mice) in Your Garden

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These small rodents can be challenging and can destroy a garden! They’re usually first spotted by their ~3-inch holes they make in raised beds. Once you see these, it’s time to get into action before they get out of hand. They multiply quickly and will wreak havoc on not only your garden, but also your garden supplies like tarps, sheeting, and other materials. They can be pesky, so trial and error is important to see […]

Squash Bugs blog post

How to: Manage Squash Bugs in Your Garden

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Squash bugs are one of our biggests pests in the summer. A minor infestation can get out of hand in a hurry if you don’t stay on top of it. The adults are a dark, triangular insect with a flat back. You can find their tiny copper-colored eggs in clusters on the undersides of leaves. You want to make sure to get them under control as soon as you spot them, or else they can cause mass destruction!

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Planting Okra, Cucumbers, New Zealand Spinach, and Watermelon!

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We just harvested carrots and onions from this raised bed and now we’re planting more stuff in its place. I originally planned on planting peppers, beans, and squash but that didn’t work out. I couldn’t find any peppers for transplant and didn’t have any southern peas seeds. We’ve loved having fresh greens again from the NZ Spinach and decided I wanted to have a large section of It. I also spotted a cucumber beetle and […]