Herbs in Cool Weather video

How to Protect Your 🌿 Herbs in ❄️ Cool Temperatures

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Dale met with Ozzy from Smart Pots and discussed fall planting with smart pots. In this video, they discuss herbs and how to protect smart pots from cool temperatures.   Check out smart pots: https://amzn.to/2PGJcQs See the full video talking about fall crops in smart posts: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kOdIdsUeG_k&t=15s Dale discussing and showing our PVC row covers that we have in our garden: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxFZMII-zso&t=1s Watch Dale attach insect netting to one of our PVC raised bed covers: […]

Fall Gardening video

Growing Food in the Fall!

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I’m joined with Ozzy from Smart Pots to talk about 5 different things you can grow in the fall! Learn more about growing food in our free mobile app! Download or use our web version at www.seedtospoon.net   Learn more about growing over 70 different foods, including how to manage various pests in our FREE iOS, Android, or new Universal Web App!

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 […]

Rosemary blog post

How to Grow Rosemary!

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Rosemary is a beautiful bush that can be planted either in a raised bed or around your beds as a shrub. Its distinctive aroma is very pleasing, and it is a wonderful companion plant to almost anything.   How to Grow: Rosemary can be planted indoors 8-10 weeks before your last spring frost and transplanted outdoors 2 weeks after your spring frost. You can also plant in the fall 8 weeks before your first fall […]

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How to: Manage Whiteflies in Your Garden

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Whiteflies are tiny little white flies that suck the sap from plants. They are typically found on the undersides of leaves.   Treatment Options: Placing yellow sticky traps out in your garden or applying a homemade garlic spray or neem oil can help. Make sure to not apply the neem oil though when the temperature is above 90, or else you could suffocate your plant!   The use of beneficial insect friends, such as green […]

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 […]

Aphids blog post

How to: Manage Aphids in Your Garden

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Aphids are tiny insects that can usually be found in groups on the undersides of leaves and stems. A few aphids can’t do much, but they reproduce quickly, are born pregnant, and can take over a plant in no time at all! Treatment Options: Spray aphids off leaves with a blast of water from the sprayer and repeat as necessary for a few days Ladybugs are valuable ally and can be purchased to help with […]

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Exploring Mediterranean Herbs & Native Oklahoma Perennials at Prairie Wind Nursery

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I had a great opportunity to spend some time with Bill Farris at Prairie Wind Nursery in Norman, Oklahoma recently. I learned a lot about cooking herbs and native Oklahoma plants that do well in our extreme conditions and am excited to share what we learned! Bill has been specializing in Mediterranean herbs and native perennials for nearly 30 years and is full of great information.