Gardening blog entries tagged with 'pest control'

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Garden Journey 2013 #5: The Backyard

08-07-2013 03:39 PM by justjoel | 2 comments »

I feel like I’ve really worked my tail off this year, and will soon produce photos and blog entries to prove it. And though I don’t have many actual fruits of my labors yet, the gardens are the fullest and healthiest I’ve had since I began this journey. My flower garden where my latest trellis is has been a bit of a disappointment, but that’s my fault. It’s mainly that I didn’t get to spend as much time on it as I wanted since I was creating and tending to new areas in both the front and b...

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New State - New Gardens! #4: Garden Progress - July 24, 2013

07-25-2013 02:06 PM by Retsof | 3 comments »

I’m very happy with my gardens so far this year. The fridge is stocked up with wonderful fresh organic veggies from both of my gardens. So far, I’ve harvested squash, peas, wax beans, green beans, purple pod beans, french string beans, fava beans, radishes, lettuce, tomatoes, dill, cucumbers, rutabagas, broccoli, and beets. Meals have been fantastic since the veggies have started producing. We have had ratatouille, grilled zucchini and summer squash, breaded and fried squash...

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Beginnings of a square foot garden #1: Raised beds becoming something more

04-26-2013 12:01 AM by quicksilver | 29 comments »

I will try to keep you all updated on my progress.Any help would be appreciated on such things as flowers to scare away the bugs.Companion planting at this point is still new and strange.I do have a square foot garden planting layout.Thanks to all

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Seeds - Our Future in a Nutshell. #1: Start indoors anytime...

12-28-2012 04:26 PM by justjoel | 7 comments »

I’m new to all of this, the politics and controversy regarding our food supply, but I’m slowly catching up. And I don’t have the money or the time yet to become as active of a part of these movements as I would like to become. But I can share and discuss these issues with you all, my gardening friends, thus spreading the word to others of like-mind who can then share these issues with those that don’t know what is happening to our food supply. And the challenges st...

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Vertical Gardening #11: Stringing up Tomatos

06-13-2012 10:08 PM by TiffinMn | 3 comments »

Since I had a couple question about the tomato stringing I thought I would put up a blog post on it. The first step for this was a sturdy overhead rack. Mine is out of cedar since that is what I had sitting around. the tops of the frame is rectangular with the two ends screwws into the 4×4 pergola corner posts. Two cedar 1×2 run down the middle of the frame lengthwise. There are two because I have two rows of tomatos in the bed. One doubled length of twine for each plant with add...

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pests and other battles #1: Whitefly Attack

05-21-2012 01:17 PM by jentingting | 7 comments »

Salvias and sages and mint, tomatoes, squash are under attack.Have sprayed regularly with various mixtures of Garlic Pepper Tea, with and without added soap, Garrett Juice, neem, etc.Released more ladybugs (so spraying a little less this week).Next step may be trying the shop vac on the buggers.And getting a better sprayer. The spray bottle method is not ideal. Today I saw a 3 legged mantid. Made me sad.

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My Organic Garden Oasis #2: Natural Pest Control

05-06-2012 03:20 PM by Retsof | 0 comments »

A short video about some of the natural pest control methods that we are trying in our organic container garden in Las Vegas, NV.

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Garden Journey 2012 #1: And So It begins… February

02-17-2012 02:23 PM by justjoel | 13 comments »

After more than a month of drooling over the pages of the Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Catalogue ( ), I’m about to place my order, as follows: Tomatoes – 4 kinds (a record for me!)Peppers – 3 sweet, 3 hot (giving them a shot this year, haven’t had luck in the past)BroccoliCauliflowerSpinachCarrots – 2 kindsPumpkins – 2 very non-standard, imported varieties!Yard-long beans (1 green & 1 burgundy)Eggplant (a first for me)Basil (of course, as I can’t live without my pest...

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Garden Pests #3: Our new electic fence - the revised version.

11-16-2011 02:51 PM by coloradogirl | 3 comments »

The new electric fence is clearly NOT working. So back to the internet to do more research.Here are our findings: 1. Mule deer have hollow hairs that act as insulators. This means it takes a lot more to zap to get their attention. Our wimpy little “Garden Master” fence energizer is only rated to .28 joules. No wonder the deer are laughing at our fence. We needed a higher rated fence energizer. After searching the ranch forums we learned that you don’t just want to sting t...

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Garden Pests #2: Our new electic fence - keeping out the wildlife.

10-13-2011 11:58 AM by coloradogirl | 2 comments »

Of all our projects this year, The Fence has remained my favorite. It can barely be seen from the yard, and it adds no charm or color, but it is wonderful! I can now garden with abandon, and sleep soundly at night, free from worrying about garden marauders. This spring, after the mule deer had eaten all my new plantings and the visit from the neighbors bulls, we decided to install an electric fence around the yard. By this time, I had lost all compassion for the deer, and was threatening t...

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