Learn how to manage gardening pests and diseases using organic methods.

Long-tailed skippers: bean pest or helpful butterfly?

Have you ever cursed the bean leafrollers munching on your bean plant's leaves? Have you ever marveled at the beauty of long-tailed skippers (Urbanus proteus) butterflies?  If so, you might be surprised to know that

By | February 27th, 2020|Tags: , , |

How to get rid of aphids organically

In this article, you'll learn all about aphids, how they can actually be beneficial to your garden, and how to treat them organically if necessary.  What are aphids?  Aphids are small, sap-sucking insects in the

By | February 20th, 2020|Tags: , , |

Winter Gardening Tips from Master Gardener and Permaculturist Eliza Lord

I'm often asked for winter gardening tips or how to get started with a cold season garden. My answer? It depends on where you're located, what you like eating, and when you want to harvest your

6 ways to prevent or stop squash vine borers

Squash vine borers are one of the most common and destructive pests, killing countless summer and winter squash plants each year. Here's how to identify squash vine borers, plus how to prevent them or stop

How to work with insects to grow an amazing garden

95% of insects are beneficial or benign. Insects are necessary for a healthy, productive garden, and they play an essential role in nature. Learn to work with insects to become a better organic gardener.  Updated: May

Five Tomato Growing Tricks You Need to Start Using

These five tomato growing tricks will help you grow your best tomatoes ever this summer! Last updated: May 8, 2019  If you're like most people, tomatoes are probably the first thing that comes to mind

Top 5 reasons you keep killing your potted tomato plants

Trying to figure out the right way to grow potted tomatoes without killing them? We'll show you the five most common ways people kill their potted tomato plants, and how you can avoid making the

Oh, kale no! Organic pest control for kale & brassica pest insects.

Learn about organic pest control for your kale and brassica plants if you're tired of your insects getting more food from your garden than you do.   Last updated: May 6, 2019 Our edible organic landscape is a

Is your garden fertilizer causing pest insect infestations on your plants?

Is there a connection between the fertilizers you use and the pest insect problems you're having? Decades of research says "yes." Here's what you can do about it. If you want to seriously geek out

Tip: How to keep animals out of your garden

Use the helpful tips in this article to keep common pest animals out of your garden or yard. We get a lot of emails and social media comments that read like this: “I love to garden, but (insert animal name) keeps eating or destroying everything I grow. What should I do?”  Hey, we get it! You’re growing food for you and your family, not for your furry neighbors. Having dealt with all manner of critters over the years, we thought we’d provide you with a quick rundown of remedies we’ve found effective for virtually any four-legged pest you can imagine.

By | November 8th, 2017|