Squash Pest

MotherHen68 from The Chicken Coop asked us: Any suggestions on how to prevent my squash from getting those nasty green worms that demolish the entire plant? I’m guessing these are squash vine borers and the offending egg layer is a brown moth. I’d rather not use poison, but I’m fed up. Thanks!  ———————————————————— It sounds…

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Thursday in the City- Build Your Own World

“How can we re-imagine and redesign our cities to allow them to become part of an urban foodshed? How can we make urban planning more participatory, transparent, and reflective of the public need for affordable and healthful food? What models, current, imagined or historical would help us to understand future directions for our cities?”  The…

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What to do with Extra Herbs

We got a question from Jen from Diet Plaid: I have a ton of mint, lavender, and rosemary in my garden. I’ve never done any of them so I’m not sure if I should dry them or freeze them or what before it gets too cold outside. Halp? ————————————————————– LAVENDER, MINT & ROSEMARY_MG_8874, originally uploaded…

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It’s Time for Fall Crops

OK, it’s an old photo that was taken at our old house in Napa, but it’s the last time we’ve grown cabbage. And it was good cabbage. This year, however, we’re growing a LOT more cabbage – 3 beds each with a different variety. I’m hoping to have enough to make sauerkraut now that I’ve…

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Monday’s Guests – Organic Fertilizer | How to Use and Make Organic Fertilizer

 This week’s post is by Marco from Livetogarden.com which is a fantastic site for learning all things gardening from outdoor living to garden design to organic gardening. Not to mention the website itself is gorgeous! I love all the photos so go check it out!  —————————————————————– As we become more and more focused on maintaining…

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How to Rotate your Beds

B from the blog Epona Report asked a great question about how to rotate through your crops. Do you do a crop of fall veggies? Or do you just let everything go fallow over winter? I live in Florida, zone 8b, and I feel it just gets too hot too quickly for some of my…

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Monday’s Guests- Chalkboard Pots

Today’s guest post is a D.I.Y. from , Going Home to Roost, one of my favorite handmade life blogs.   Bonnie, the blogger of Going Home to Roost, “lives snuggled back in the beautiful mountains of North Carolina and gathers endless inspiration from living a simpler way of life.  Over the last seven years, she’s become a…

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