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August 8, 2014 - Suzanne
Spend This Summer WITHOUT Mosquitoes and Flies Vampire movies are big right now, but most people don’t want their blood sucked by mosquitoes. They don’t want flies biting them, either, or landing on platters of food. Get rid of those pesky… read more»
August 5, 2014 - Meredith Cherry
What’s bugging you? The true bugs of the insect world You might already know that spiders and millipedes are not insects.  But did you know that not all insects are bugs? True bugs belong to the order of insects called Hemiptera, and they are distinguished… read more»
July 18, 2014 - Stephanie Brown
July 17, 2014 - Suzanne
Grasshoppers – Food or Foe Grasshoppers are common residents to rangelands and undisturbed fields, and populations are usually kept in check. However, some years the populations may build, especially after a wet spring, and then… read more»
July 14, 2014 - Meredith Cherry
Neem: An Ancient Solution for  Home and Garden The neem tree has been used for centuries in India for its many benefits to people and plants.  The fresh flowers, leaves, bark and twigs all have been used for food and medicine, but the most important… read more»
July 9, 2014 - Stephanie Brown
July 8, 2014 - Suzanne
More Pesky Tomato Pests Summer is time for our beloved tomato plants to yield the beautiful fruits of our labor. Bright red, yellow, rainbow or green fruits hang on the vine between green leaves waiting for the perfect time for… read more»
September 24, 2013 - GrowOrganic
September 23, 2013 - Charlotte from Peaceful Valley
Keep ants out of the house In our new video, Tricia shows a variety of ways to deal with ants that are coming into your house—and pesticides are the last resort. Here’s how to keep ants out of your house, without using… read more»
August 21, 2013 - Charlotte from Peaceful Valley
Wasps—what they are and how to get them out of your garden “Social wasps” sound like party crashers, don’t they? The partying gang includes hornets and the paper wasps, along with yellowjackets. Did you know that a yellowjacket is actually a… read more»
August 6, 2013 - Charlotte from Peaceful Valley
Healthy bee hive—how to control varroa mites Varroa mites are out to get the bees in your hive. A horrible (and relatively new) problem in the apian world, varroa mites can wipe out a hive in one season. How to control varroa mites In our new video… read more»
June 20, 2013 - GrowOrganic
August 17, 2012 - GrowOrganic
July 5, 2012 - Charlotte from Peaceful Valley
The garden year with Integrated Pest Management [IPM] With Integrated Pest Management or IPM, pest control does not  mean waiting until June and then grabbing the most toxic spray around to wipe out the summer pests in your garden. You’d probably… read more»
July 5, 2012 - GrowOrganic
July 3, 2012 - Charlotte from Peaceful Valley
How to do the best organic pest control with Integrated Pest Management [IPM] New organic gardeners are often most enthusiastic about and most worried about organic pest control. These gardeners want to stop using chemical sprays on their plants—on the other hand, they’re… read more»
June 7, 2012 - Charlotte from Peaceful Valley
Attract beneficial insects with hedgerows A hedgerow is like a neon sign in your garden that spells VACANCY to beneficial insects. Organic gardening is about creating a garden that is alive and in balance. Beneficial insects are an essential form… read more»
May 31, 2012 - Charlotte from Peaceful Valley
Parasitic beneficial insects to help your organic garden Parasitic beneficial insects are crucial members of your garden patrol. Calling an insect “parasitic” can be a tremendous compliment if you’re an organic gardener. Beneficial insects… read more»
September 21, 2011 - GrowOrganic
September 21, 2011 - GrowOrganic

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