Heart health refers to those who are concerned about high blood pressure, cholesterol, or heart disease.
Growing food in your backyard can help you not only by eating the food you have grown, but the lifestyle associated with it! We have found that gardening has helped us to lose weight simply by being outside, more active, and drinking more water!
Although February can usher in some of our coldest temperatures of the year, it’s also the beginning of the planting season for many different foods! It’s also a great time to start planning your garden for the year and ordering seeds. Our free iOS, Android, & Web app makes growing food simple and I’m going to talk about some of the things you can start planting in February in Oklahoma.
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.
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!
Raspberries come in various shades of red and gold. These berries are super juicy and are very flavorful! Raspberry bushes will continue to give fruit year after year, however, it takes 2 years for the plant to first produce berries. You can cut any canes that produce fruit at the base after the season is over since they won’t produce again.
Raspberry cane borers are a beetle that especially loves to feed on your berries. You can tell you have a problem if you notice wilting in your plants and see rings cut into the stem directly below the wilting.
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.
These small rodents can be challenging and can destroy a garden! They can be pesky, so trial and error is important to see what works best for your visitors.
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.