Honeybees blog post

Honeybees are Amazing in Your Garden!

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Honeybees live in colonies with one queen, worker bees (females) collecting food for honey, and male drones. Honeybees are important pollinators for flowers, fruits, and vegetables. Honeybees are disappearing and are so important to try to keep around! 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. Try to plant some flowers to help attract […]

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: […]

Spider Mites blog post

How to: Manage Spider Mites in Your Garden

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These mites are extremely small relatives of spiders. They are typically found on the undersides of leaves. An easy way to check for them is to place a sheet of white paper underneath the leaves and gently tap. If you see moving specks on the paper then you have a problem.   Treatment Options: Putting your beneficial insects to work is one of the best ways to help with spider mites! Releasing or attracting green […]

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 […]