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Got Aphids!! Using wheast to attract ladybugs?

Experts please chime in! I planted Nasturtium as a "trap crop" for aphids in my city garden. They're already getting covered by these lit…

Started by Cornelia

2 Jan 26, 2013
Reply by sue woods

Compost Tea 101

We all need a little pick-me-up sometimes—and the same goes for your soil. Compost tea, applied as a foliar spray to plant leaves or watere…

Started by HOMEGROWN.org

0 Jun 27, 2012

Build Your Own Bat House 101 (aka: Fighting Mosquitos 101)

NOT It's summer. That means grillin' chillin' and some scratchin' at those outdoor barbecues. Sometimes it seems like the mosquitos are di…

Started by HOMEGROWN.org

0 Mar 29, 2012

Natural Pest Control 101

Controlling pests is a feat in itself, but to do so by natural means is downright difficult.  Defending your garden from an army of pests i…

Started by HOMEGROWN.org

6 Aug 4, 2011
Reply by Michelle Haugdahl

Keeping mosquitoes out of a rain barrel

I just read about three interesting, non-chemical ways of keeping a rain barrel free of pesky critters: 1. Put a goldfish or two in the bar…

Started by Cornelia

7 Jul 12, 2011
Reply by Blue Lotus Farm

The US Social Forum in Detroit - stories and photos here.

Exciting stuff going on. Tom Philpott at Grist will be writing from Detroit, and I'll try to gather up other interesting tidbits from the h…

Started by Cornelia

1 Jun 24, 2010
Reply by Cornelia

chemical free solution for fire ants in my garden?

I am just starting my garden. I would like to go chemical free, but already I have 2 fire-ant hills that I need to get rid of. Does anyone…

Started by Freida Cook

13 Jul 7, 2009
Reply by Freida Cook

Should I give up on my lettuces?

There seem to be aphids? (little green bugs, flying gnats and white egg like things) on my lettuce plants - I think it might be aphids in v…

Started by Jacqueline Church

4 Jun 29, 2009
Reply by fiver

Garden Problems

The last two years I have tried to grow pumpkins from seed. I planted the seeds, they sprouted and looked great, beautiful leaves, lots of…

Started by Pat

5 Jun 29, 2009
Reply by Carol

Groundhog Control

Does anyone else have groundhogs climbing over their fencing into their gardens? I am so aggravated! This just happened yesterday. I though…

Started by Misty

6 Jun 11, 2009
Reply by pat porte

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