May is one of the best months for growing in Oklahoma.
Whether you just finished a workout or are about to do an activity that requires a lot of energy, eating a healthy diet is essential! Eating foods high in thiamin (vitamin B1), vitamin B12, iron, folate/folic acid (vitamin B9), protein, and riboflavin can help to promote strength within your body. Sweet potatoes have many different vitamins and minerals that help to support your strength and are great source of protein to help rebuild or repair […]
A lot of people start to complain about their bones and joints aching when the weather changes seasons. If you are one of these people or simply want to help support your bone and joint health, check out what plants are best to grow in your garden below! We have found that simply gardening itself has helped us start to feel better by eating a healthier diet, being outside more, and being more active!
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.
Pumpkins are a fun plant for the whole family to watch grow out in the garden. They’re great to use in autumn as a decoration, and once you’re done with the decoration, you get to enjoy the taste!
Squash vine borers are the larvae of a bright orange wasp-like moth that has 2 black and 2 transparent wings. It lays the eggs that are born into larvae inside the stem of the plant. The larvae feed inside the stem near the base of the plant and can kill a plant in a matter of days.
Cucumber beetles look similar to ladybugs. They can either be spotted or striped with yellow and black coloring. The adults feed on stems, foliage, and flowers. The larvae weaken the plant by feeding on the roots. They also spread bacterial wilt and squash mosaic virus.