In our first video, John and I discussed his reasons for wanting to grow food and we talked about what he wanted to grow. Since then, he purchased everything he needed and now we’re going to plant together over the Internet! Join us as we plant his thyme, basil, oregano, sage, dill, and onions and talk about each as we plant!
Dill is a great addition to any garden and is very simple to grow! It not only adds beautiful, feathery green into your garden, but also attracts a variety of beneficial insects that make this plant the ideal companion plant.
Lacewings are great helpers for your garden. They are light green with long skinny antennae and almost transparent wings. Lacewings love to eat insects and can eat over 200 aphids in a week! They also can prey on other soft-bodied insects such as mites, thrips, whiteflies, and small caterpillars.
The carrot rust fly looks similar to the common house-fly with a dark-green body and yellow extremities and head. The carrot rust fly itself doesn’t do the damage, but their larvae is particularly bad for your plants. The adults lay their eggs early spring on the surface of the soil then the pests hatch a couple days later as creamy white larvae and tunnel into the roots of your plants causing slow growth and sometimes death.
February Update – Lots of Improvements, Plus 20 New Plants & Pests in Our From Seed to Spoon Garden Planning Growing Guides Mobile App!
This update adds the new “Getting Started” tab that walks you through setting up a new garden. We’ve also added over 20 foods and pests to the app as well as numerous enhancements throughout, many of which were made based on your feedback! Click on the blog post to read about all of the changes made in this update.