Are Lady Beetles Bugging You?

Are Lady Beetles Bugging You?

The “lady beetles” are everywhere this winter.  They are infesting houses and sheds, and in general behaving like unwelcomed house guests. These are not our native ladybugs; these are the invasive Multi-colored Asian Lady Beetles.  The USDA actually invited them...
Helping Citrus Recover from the Freeze

Helping Citrus Recover from the Freeze

The recent freeze hit a lot of citrus in our area pretty hard. The freeze was deeper and had a longer duration than was predicted. It also came on the heels of a very mild period, which prevented the trees from hardening off. The trees never had a chance to acclimate...
Mulching fruit trees for more fruit – really!

Mulching fruit trees for more fruit – really!

Most of us mulch our fruit trees. We mulch for weed suppression, moisture retention, and to protect the tree from mowers and string trimmers. All of these are important, but to your fruit trees, how you mulch is important – it can actually affect how productive your...

Square Foot Gardening – Not by the Book!

Square Foot Gardening has taken the home vegetable garden world by storm, and with good reason. It is a great way to manage succession planting and crop rotation in a small family garden. The book offers a lot of great information, but to be successful using this...