The Grow System
I'm finally going to be brave and try my two tower gardens outside (Greenstalk and Garden Tower.) I have planned a location for them that hopefully limits the destructiveness of my desert sun. I am gearing up to fight my numerous pests. The raccoons will be the hardest to discourage and potentially the most destructive of…
We have a healthy toad population in our yard, and often find them in the grass when mowing. We are careful not to harm them. However, I seldom see them in the garden, where I would really like for them to hang out. While the garden is fenced, I expect toads are small enough to pass through the chicken wire around it. I'd…
Had a client who before retirement ran a company growing plants for several local nurseries give an interesting tip today. We were discussing growing onions and cabbages. And she told us that she had not had any issues with root maggots in many, many years. And that if we wanted to grow these items we should try adding…
A friend asked me, what he could do against moles. Anything nature friendly. No poison. I checked my notes and found two solutions: put elder twigs in all the molehills; put garlic cloves into molehills. Has anyone tired any of these? Any other ideas?