All About Bulbing Onions

All About Bulbing Onions

Onions are easy to grow! And garden fresh onions are just the best. They are crisp, full of flavor, and are a good source of anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatory minerals. When you grow your own, you can pick them at any stage you like for the table. You don’t have to...
Caring for Your Garden after the Flood

Caring for Your Garden after the Flood

All gardens need water, but what do you do when we get too much of a good thing? Floods and long-standing water can be devastating to a garden. The damage that is done will depend on the duration of the flood, the types of plants, the type of soil they are growing in...
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...