Swiss Chard blog post(1)

How to Grow Swiss Chard!

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Swiss Chard is a green, leafy vegetable that can be used in a variety of different ways in the kitchen. It is very easy to grow and is a healthy addition into your diet.   How to Grow: Swiss Chard is a cool season crop that is planted 7 weeks before your last spring frost and 4-5 weeks before your last spring frost. You can see specific dates for your location using our FREE iOS, […]

Leaf Miners blog post

How to: Manage Leaf Miners in Your Garden

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Leaf miners that affect vegetables refers to a small gray-yellow fly. These flies lay tiny white eggs that turn into green maggots. These maggots can destroy the leaves of the plants in your garden.   Treatment Options: As always, prevention is key, which includes placing an insect netting (floating row cover) over your plants.   Yellow sticky traps have been shown to be effective at catching these pests.   Beneficial insects, such as green lacewings, […]

Groundhogs (Woodchucks) blog post

How to: Manage Groundhogs/Woodchucks in Your Garden

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These small mammals, called groundhogs or woodchucks, love to eat all the greens in your garden. It is important to keep them out of your garden to protect your food! Repelling woodchucks can be challenging, but there are many natural ways to go about it.   Treatment Options: Woodchucks are scared of larger predators. You can buy fox urine granules or animal repellent which helps to repel them. Along this same line, you can also […]

Rabbits blog post

How to: Manage Rabbits in Your Garden

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While we love having our pet rabbit to help with making free fertilizer, wild rabbits can be quite troublesome for your garden. These small mammals like to eat a lot of your greens and can be tricky to manage once they know where the food is. It is important to keep them out of your garden to protect your food!   Treatment Options: Placing an automated sprinkler to scare the rabbit away is helpful.   […]

Slugs_Snails blog post

How to: Manage Slugs and Snails in Your Garden

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These slimy creatures will eat just about anything in the garden. They typically will come out during the night time or on cloudy days.   Treatment Options: Nighttime hunts are the best way to go about finding these creatures! Hand-picking and placing the slugs or snails in a salty or soapy solution will ensure that they are killed.   You can set beer out in shallow saucers to attract then drown your slugs.   Diatomaceous […]

Cutworms blog post

How to: Manage Cutworms in Your Garden

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Cutworms are the caterpillar of a brown or gray night-flying moth. The caterpillars are black, gray, or brown and are about an inch and a half long. These jerks can go through your entire garden of new seedlings extremely quickly! It’s important to watch out for them in your garden and do your best to protect again them. They look like little brown worms, and they like to spin around into circles around the plant, […]

Deer blog post

How to: Manage Deer in Your Garden

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We don’t have to worry about deer here in the city, but those of you in the country know all too well how destructive and challenging deer can be. They can jump over any fence shorter than 8 feet, and there are very few things they won’t eat. Treatment Options: The best thing to do is to build a fence at least 8 feet tall around the garden. There are a few other ideas that […]