Organic Gardening and Bugs

I have focused on the soil for the last (large) number of years always hoping to get…

Colorado Potato Beetle

Okay. It’s a really pretty beetle. (Click on it and look at it up close if you…

Squash and Cross Pollination

Summer squash, winter squash, pumpkins and gourds belong to the Cucurbita family. Members of this family may…

Watermelons and Cross Pollination

Do you have to separate watermelons (Citrullus lanatus) from other types of melons to keep them from…

Blossom End Rot

Blossom end rot on tomatoes Photograph by David B. Langston, University of Georgia Tomatoes grown in containers…

How are beans pollinated?

Do you want to save your own bean seeds for growing next year? Do you want to…

May Garden Calendar

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Wow… May already. Where did the time go? The gardening calendar for May provides a list of recommended food growing tips and gardening chores.
As I mentioned in the last calendar update, April and May, about growing organic food, more people garden in April and May than any other time of the year.

How To Improve the Soil in Your Garden With Sheet Mulching

Is your garden typically riddled with weeds by mid-summer? Are you looking for an organic method for…

Creating a Garden at Home With Your Child

If you have a large area of land behind your house, you can start gardening with the whole family. Plans for gardening can be a fun experience for you and your kids. Not only does it promote a strong bond in the family by doing something in common, but it also is a rewarding activity. After some time and efforts spent on your garden, you will be able to reap the fruits of your labor. It is also a form of activity that will awaken the interest of your kid on nature and the awareness on how to take care of it.

Monoecious Cucumbers

Cucumbers and other vine crops are monoecious. Monoecious plants have separate male and female flowers on the…

April Gardening Calendar

The gardening calendar for April provides a list of recommended food growing tips and <sigh>gardening chores. If…

Florida lawmaker wants to make farm photos illegal

Along with mountains of oranges, tomatoes, and sugar, Florida’s branch of Big Ag Inc. is a reliable…

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