Vegetable Problems…

Blossom End Rot    A water-soaked spot at the blossom end of tomato fruits is the classic symptom of blossom-end rot. This relatively common garden problem is not a disease, but rather a physiological disorder caused by a calcium imbalance within the plant. It can occur in pepper, squash, cucumber, and melon fruits as well…

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Beneficial Insects

One of the best ways to controls pests in your garden is to encourage their natural enemies. Planting pollen and nectar plants, and providing protection for these beneficial insects, is a basic belief of organic gardening. A favorite “good bug” and alternative to chemicals. When released at sundown (because they don’t fly at night), ladybugs eat…

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Bring Back the Bees

Bring Back the Bees

America’s pollinating bees are in serious decline. You can make a difference in your garden. The orchard mason bee (Osmia lignaria) is a gentle beneficial insect that has potential as a valuable pollinator.  It is NON AGGRESSIVE and will sting only if handled roughly or if it should get trapped under clothing.  This bee does…

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