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    Featured Articles

    Attracting Lady Bugs Keeping Them in Your Garden

    In the Garden, lady bugs are extremely productive and beneficial. The appetite of lady bugs is quite remarkable. An adult female may consume up to 60 aphids a day while the smaller male may consume up to 40. One larva can eat up to 350 aphids during its development. Both larvae and adult are voracious predators eating aphids and other insect pests. They feed on the eggs of moths and beetles, mites, thrips, and other small insects. They do not eat Plants, but will eat pollen of some plant species. Full Article



    Old Fashioned Home Made Tomato Preserves

    preserving Tomatoes

    “Americans were big preservers,” said Stephen Schmidt, a culinary historian and the author of the forthcoming book “Dessert in America. Homemakers going back to the 18th century were putting up tomatoes in syrup, then serving them on their own with custard or as a condiment for desserts like sago pudding, a tapioca like dish.

    Later came tomato jelly and jam. The tomato recipes, which appear in many cookbooks.. often contained lemon or ginger, and the preserves in syrup were sometimes made with yellow tomatoes." Full Article



    Plant to Attract Bees

    Nature bundles all its elements in an endless spiral of life, the plant kingdom grows together with all the elements and organisms that encourage life and growth.

    Plants that attrc=act Bees

    Vegetables, fruits, trees, grain, flowers, birds, soil, worms, microorganisms, water, minerals, frogs, toads, spiders, crickets and most importantly bees.

    Inadequate pollination will result in poorly formed retarded fruits that fail to mature. Enhancing the habitat for bees is simple and rewarding, your yard can be a bee haven.

    There are many plants we can grow that will attract and nourish bees. See Full Article




    Mid Summers Vegetable Garden

    Mid Summer Vegetable Gardening

    In midsummer, July and early August, there are still many vegetables and herbs that can be planted for a fall harvest.

    Salad crops and leafy herbs, spring cabbage and fall root crops can be planted in mid summer. There also chores that should be completed to make sure our gardens stay as healthy and productive as possible through the dog days of summer and tasks that should be undertaken in Mid Summer to ensure the health and productivity of your garden through this season and into the next. Full Article