Anyone who has cared for a plant can tell you that it’s not the Garden of Eden out there. Bad things happen to our beloved plants. Most of the time that comes in the form of sucking or chewing insects. You can’t ask them nicely to leave or fence them out so what do you do?
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What to Do For Healthy Soil
As our gardens wind down into fall, it will soon be time to prepare our beds and pots for the winter when most plant activity will be underground with the roots. This a golden opportunity to amend the soil…should that be necessary.
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...
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...
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