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February 28, 2020

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If you’ve ever thought a caterpillar wasn’t a threat to your garden, you were wrong. Caterpillars might seem cute, but while they prepare to turn into a butterfly, they destroy entire plants finding energy. A single caterpillar can grow exponentially in a given week, surviving off your garden plants. In fact, if you don’t check your garden daily, you might not notice the damage to your tomatoes or cabbage and many other plants until it’s…

If you are growing broad beans, then you know to be on the lookout for many pests and diseases, not the least of which is blackfly. Blackfly is problematic because it not only weakens your plants but it leaves them subsequently susceptible to infections. Thankfully, controlling blackfly on broad beans is not as hard as it might seem.  What is Blackfly? Blackflies are small aphids that attack your broad beans, suck the sap from them,…

Strawberries are a wonderful fruit, that given the right conditions will provide ample fruit throughout the season. But what happens when the plants have finished fruiting? All too often gardeners forget about them until the next year, but by that point, the damage might have been done. It takes but a little effort to keep the berries healthy and happy and producing an equally abundant crop the following year.  So, what should you do with…