April’s frequent showers combined with longer days and climbing temperatures help plants around Oklahoma flourish. However, the bugs know this too and it’s their prime time for feeding as well! This sets up battle ground in your garden, and what you do now will affect your harvest in the summer. There are lots of companion plants, tools, and tricks you can use around your garden to help repel pests and attract beneficial critters. Check out […]
The most characteristic feature of this fast-moving reddish-brown to black insect is the pair of approximately an inch long pincers at the tip of a long abdomen. Earwigs thrive in tight, dark, moist places such as under stones, in mulch, soil, (compost & vermicompost bins), and anywhere there is an accumulation of plant debris.
With the weather cooling down, nothing tastes better and warms you up more than a home-made soup! With the use of the instant pot, this potato soup is fast and simple to make when you are feeling the need to warm your soul. I hope you enjoy it as much as our entire family!
Root crops are not only fun to grow as adults, but our kids love to dig in the dirt to collect them! It is hard to narrow down the list because all of these root crops are simply amazing and we enjoy them for different reasons! Carrots: need no explanation as to their greatness! What makes growing carrots even more amazing to grow is the fact that you can grow rainbow colored varieties! So fun 🙂 […]
Potatoes are one of the most popular things grown in the garden. We like to grow them in SmartPots containers so they’re easier to harvest!
Raccoons are huge corn-lovers, and they will destroy the corn in your garden in a hurry. Keeping them out of your garden is imperative to protecting your corn.
The Colorado potato beetle is one of the major pests that can affect your crops. Adults are round beetles with orange/yellow and black stripes on their wings. Their head is orange with black spots. If left unchecked, they can destroy your plants in no time!
These soil-dwelling pests, also known in their adult form as click beetles, attacks the plants soon after germination. It is important to treat for wireworms before it gets out of hand.
The cabbage looper is the caterpillar of a grayish moth with a silver spot in the middle of each wing. You can distinguish them from the cabbage worm by looking for 4 white stripes running down the body. The eggs are dome-shaped, light green, and are laid on the underside of the leaves.
Flea beetles are the extremely tiny insects that jump when disturbed. Even though these beetles are super small, they can quickly move through the leaves of plants, destroying the foliage in its path and spreading diseases.