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  • Propagating sweet potatoes

    Growing new sweet potatoes is SOOOOOO easy.  All you do is first get some sweet potatoes.  You can get these from the store or, preferably, from the hundreds of varieties that exist and are available online.  Experiment to find which kind you like best and which do best in your area.  Don’t be limited to […]

  • Trap Crops

    Trap Crops fit into the realm of companion planting.  Though the process may go against a traditional gardeners nature you must place your faith in The Bug Lady and understand the logic. The concept is to plant a species of plant susceptible to a specific pest to act as a lure for beneficial insects, such as […]

  • Attracting Toads to your garden

    Yes, I said toads!  A lot of people think toads are pests, but actually they are pest eaters!  This is of course if your toads are native as there are a few introduced species that have become invasive.  Also, toads do eat ladybugs and a few other beneficials, but considering that they eat a whopping […]

  • Permaculture Snail Management

    This is a great site with eleven ways to manage snails in a permaculture fashion.  My first choice is number one, if you have too many snails, you don’t have enough ducks.  Ducks will keep your garden clear of snails and slugs and also do very little damage to your garden.  

  • All about Peas

    Peas are among the first veggies you plant in the spring. Most cool-season annuals can be sown or transplanted through early May, allowing them sufficient time to reach maturity and be harvested before the excessive heat hits. The last frost dates here are April 3 (50%) and May 2 (90%.) So one year in two […]

  • Origin of April Fool's Day

    This History of April Fools day is very interesting in 1582 King Charles 1X moved the New year from the week of March 25 – April 1st to January 1st. The problem was the people of this time were not as hooked up or connected as we were today. So some people celebrated on the […]