For those who have either been diagnosed with cancer or those looking to prevent cancer from occurring, a healthy diet is essential. If you have a current diagnosis it is very important to be in communication with your physician regarding any special diet that you need to be on. Some cancer-fighting plants include those that are high in vitamin E, manganese, selenium, glutathoine, phenolic acid, and other antioxidants.
Inflammation is the reaction that occurs within our body to help our body heal. Whether you have a minor wound, pain, or chronic inflammation causing cancer, a healthy diet can help to make you start to feel better. Exercise can also help to promote an anti-inflammatory response (unless otherwise contraindicated). Anti-inflammatory effects can be seen with the intake of omega-3 and some antioxidants.!
The sawfly larvae can be quite a nuisance for fruit trees and bushes. The flies (which look similar to wasps, but don’t sting) are hardly seen, but lay their eggs in the late spring in the leaves of trees. The larvae will then emerge in the summer looking similar to slugs. These can cause serious damage at this stage and take down an entire tree if left unchecked! Treatments Include: Adult sawflies can lay dormant
Leaf-footed bugs are approximately 1 inch long, some with a white zigzag pattern on their wings. They have long legs similar to a cricket with an oval shaped body. They are recognizable by their hind legs which look leaf-like. They have piercing mouthparts which probe into plants to suck their juices. This can cause discoloration and damage to the plants.
Peaches taste incredible, especially when you grow them yourself! There are many varieties of peaches and they have different temperaments for your climate. The best zones to grow peach trees in are USDA Zones 5-8. This blog post talks about how you can grow your own peaches with our free From Seed to Spoon Mobile App.
Leafhoppers are tiny insects that suck sap from your plants while spreading pathogens.
Fruit worms can be extremely aggravating to deal with. Prevention is key with these pesky critters! It is important to work to try and prevent these from ruining your fruit.
Japanese beetles, or june bugs, are metallic green with bronze wing covers. The larvae of the beetle, called grubs, are white with a brown head. The adults eat and attack foliage, fruits, and flowers while the grubs eat the roots of your plants.
While we love having our pet rabbit to help with making free fertilizer, wild rabbits can be quite troublesome for your garden. These small mammals like to eat a lot of your greens and can be tricky to manage once they know where the food is. It is important to keep them out of your garden to protect your food!