Gardening For the Birds

Some of the best allies organic herb gardeners have against insect pests are the birds. No matter where you live, there are perhaps a dozen species of birds living nearby that would be quite happy to rid your garden of insects. I have seen this truth in action in my home. Several years ago a

Last Chance for Fertilizer Before Fall

Like me, you’ve no doubt noticed that the daytime highs in the Southwest are moving into triple digits a little early this year. A quick scan of my herb garden reveals my plants noticed it too. Several annuals (cilantro and catnip, in particular) are setting seed and getting ready to die before the worst of

Now You See Me, Now You Don’t!

Things have been going quite well in my garden this spring. We’ve received several bouts of heavy rain, but not so much that there have been floods that would damage roots. In between bouts of weeding (a never-ending chore) I’ve been having fun watching the succession of spring flowers in my garden. First up were

 

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