My Yard Is Buried In Bamboo
Forty seven years ago I moved onto this property. My mother had a good friend which was trimming out her bamboo grove so she gave my Mom two 4" sticks and told her to poke them in the ground. It would grow into a tree. Mom lived on a small property and she did not want a tree. Trees grow... there would be no room for them…
Any suggestions on how to control raspberry crazy ants
Does anyone have experience or a suggestion on how to control raspberry crazy ants organically. Two years ago all the fire ants disappeared from our 2 acres and were replaced by the raspberry crazy ants. After researching and talking to professional exterminators I found out that is what they are. I’m very sensitive to…
Deer-proofing the garden
I just got a good tip from my Permaculture teacher, Matt Powers. He said that a living fence of sorghum and lima beans would keep deer out of the garden, because the growing plants contain cyanide. I also am incorporating nettles.
Eggplant and flea beetles
While we are all planning our gardens I want to share a tip that has helped me grow great eggplant. I often tried to grow eggplant but flea beetles often got the best of them. Until I started growing them in a waist high raised bed. Flea beetles stay close to the ground so the higher than usual bed is passed. Now I have…
Before moving here I had never encountered many snails. I've been doing the manual squishing thing which I hate but I cannot seem to get ahead. They aren't as big a problem once the plants have gotten bigger but they decimate the new ones transplanted or sown. I tried a snail product that is marked as organic - it has iron…
Adventures in High Performance Gardening 12 - Bugs in the Organic Garden & How to Stop Them!
Hi again! Marjory and Lynn here in our Adventures in High Performance Gardening series. In this video, we share our "weed jar" level and discover extra protein wandering around the beds! Lynn really drops a lot of knowledge here, as usual. And as we wait one more week to plant our warm weather crops, our harvest is…
Does this look like cut worm damage?
Something is attacking my corn. Yesterday morning, one little plant was cut off at the base - just laying there, uneaten. Today, 10 or so more have been cut off. I have never dealt with cutworms - seems odd that they would have been dormant in soil where no weeds have grown in years, totally covered in pine straw. But I…