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How to Manage the Most Common Pests for Blackberries Organically in Your Backyard Vegetable Garden

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Blackberry bushes are fairly easy to grow and are well worth the reward! Luckily there are few pests that bother these bushes and many organic options to help manage them! Birds can be both a pest and an ally in the garden. Birds help with pest control eating a wide variety of insects including aphids, caterpillars, mosquitos, and spiders. On the downside, they will also steal seeds and eat your tomatoes! Treatment Options: You can […]

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How to Manage the Most Common Pests for Lettuce Organically in Your Backyard Vegetable Garden

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With all of the colors, shapes, and flavors of lettuce available, you can have a different salad every day of the week! Lettuce is adaptable to many different growing conditions but likes to stay in a cool 60 to 65 degrees. It will happily grow in the spring and fall, but you should plan to grow them in the shade during the hotter months to slow bolting. Bolting is whenever the plant turns bitter and […]

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How to Manage the Most Common Pests for Carrots Organically in Your Backyard Vegetable Garden

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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! The carrot rust fly looks similar to the common house-fly with a dark-green body and yellow extremities and […]

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How to Grow Figs and When to Plant Fig Trees in Your Backyard Fruit Tree Orchard!

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These easy to grow trees are a great addition to your warmer climate garden (typically zones 8+, but some varieties can survive zones 6+). If you live in a cooler climate, fig trees also maintain well in containers for an indoor/outdoor tree! This blog post talks about how you can grow your own figs with our free From Seed to Spoon Mobile App.

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How to Grow & When to Plant Your Own Plums in Your Backyard Orchard!

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Although you will need to wait a few years until it gives you fruit, the plum tree is well worth the wait. The taste of a fresh plum off the tree is no comparison to others! There are many varieties of plums and they have different temperaments for your climate. The best zones to grow plum trees in are USDA Zones 3-8. This blog post talks about how you can grow your own plums with our free From Seed to Spoon mobile app!

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How to Grow & When to Plant Lavender in Your Backyard Herb Garden

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Lavender is a beautiful bush that can be planted either in a raised bed or around your beds as a shrub. Its distinctive aroma is very pleasing and will attract all sorts of pollinators to your garden! It’s a wonderful companion plant for repelling slugs/snails, moths (such as cabbage moths), and deer as well. This blog post talks about how you can grow your own lavender using our free mobile app!