Growing Zucchini in Fall blog post

Grow Zucchini in the Fall!

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Dale met with Ozzy from Smart Pots and discussed fall planting with smart pots. In this video, they discuss planting and growing zucchini vertically with a trellis and battling squash bugs. Check out Smart Pots: https://amzn.to/2PGJcQs See the full video talking about fall crops in smart pots: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kOdIdsUeG_k&t=15s Learn more & download our app @ www.seedtospoon.net  

Zucchini Hash Browns Recipe

Zucchini Hash Browns,

I was talking to a fellow gardener the other day and she mentioned trying zucchini as a breakfast food. This got me thinking about what all I could use zucchini for. I am so glad this happened because these zucchini hash browns are amazing and everyone in the family gobbled them up as fast as they could. I’m definitely going to be making a double batch next time!  Print Recipe Zucchini Hash Browns Course Breakfast […]

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!

Mexican Bean Beetles blog post

How to: Manage Mexican Bean Beetles in Your Garden

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Mexican bean beetles look very similar to ladybugs. They have a tan back with black dots, and the younger ones do not have any spots. If left unchecked, they can destroy foliage and pods.   Treatment Options: Hand-picking and placing the beetle in a soapy water bucket is a great way to get rid of them.   Companion planting potatoes can help prevent Mexican bean beetles.   Placing insect netting (floating row covers) over your […]

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 […]

Harlequin bugs blog post

How to: Manage Harlequin Bugs in Your Garden

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The harlequin bugs, or stink bugs, are primarily black with brightly colored markings in orange, red, or yellow on the wings. It lays its barrel-shaped eggs in clusters. These bugs pierce the plant and suck out the juices, causing them to wilt and turn brown. If left untreated, the plant will eventually die.   Treatment Options: Hand-picking bugs and tossing them in soapy water is one of the best ways to ensure that they are […]

Thrips blog post

How to: Manage Thrips in Your Garden

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Thrips are tiny straw-colored insects with two pairs of wings. They can damage plants by sucking out their juices causing discoloration and even death!   Treatment Options: As with most pests, the best solution is prevention. Placing a floating row cover with insect netting will help to prevent these critters from eating your plants. Another good prevention is to remove excess weeds and grass around the garden areas as this can help to attract them. […]

Squash Vine Borers blog post

How to: Manage Squash Vine Borers in Your Garden

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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.   Treatment Options: As with most pests, the best solution is prevention. The moth will rarely travel much […]

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 […]

Cucumber Beetles blog post

How to: Manage Cucumber Beetles in Your Garden

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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. Treatment Options: Cucumber beetles can be extremely difficult to control. You can buy commercial cucumber beetle traps or build them yourself. We build DIY cucumber beetle traps using yellow cups, […]