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Category: Pests & Disease

Sheet Mulching for Weed Prevention

With warmer weather comes more rainfall. While it’s great for lawns and ornamentals, its also great for the weeds. An environmentally friendly alternative to weed control is sheet mulching. This permaculture technique consists of laying down a thick… Read More

Can my plants catch the flu? Plant viruses and transmission to hosts

It’s flu season! Hopefully, you have gotten the flu vaccine for you and your family this year. If not, there’s still time. While you may or may not catch the flu this year, some folks wonder if it’s… Read More

Anticipating Pests for Fall Planting Season

As I start planning for the fall planting season, not only am I starting transplants of cool season vegetables and getting ready to plant, I also am getting prepared for the pests that will attack my crops. I… Read More

Creating a Vegetable Planting Schedule

When determining what vegetables to plant for an upcoming planting season, multiple factors need to be taken into consideration. First, is it the correct season/time to plant said vegetable? Planting outside of a vegetables preferred season is possible… Read More

Bacterial Leaf Spot

With all the rain and increased humidity levels lately, disease is on the rise and many of your plants may be showing it. One problem I have encountered in my community gardens is bacterial spot disease or leaf… Read More