Gabriela has been an online writer for six years. Her articles often focus on how to perform nifty, at-home DIY projects. DIY Seed Starting TraysA seed starting tray is a small container where you put garden soil or other materials used to germinate seeds so you can give plants proper care until it they are ready to be moved to the ground or a larger pot.
Home /Gardening /Beetles and MorePhoto by Jessica WalliserAsparagus beetles! The adults are munching on the spears and I suspect that, as evidenced by the other activity they are currently participating in, there will be lots of eggs there soon, too.Once the larvae hatch, I knock ‘em off with a daily brushing from a soft broom and watch the ground spiders come running for lunch.
PHOTO: iStock/ThinkstockI was in college when genetically modified crops were introduced. I was getting an ag degree (not sustainable ag—those didn’t exist then), and I fully bought in to the idea that GMOs were going to feed the world. Higher yields, fewer inputs, drought and pest resistance—they were a miracle of modern science!
With the growing season near, it is a good time to collect all you need for the farmers market in one place so you can consider your display. This week I’ll discuss the basic items you need as well as some concepts you should consider when prepareing for this year’s farmers’ market season. Often, the necessary display and tools come together on the fly throughout the year, but by jumping on it now, you can have an advantage from week one.
PHOTO: cskk/FlickrDepending on the season, humidity, sun exposure and your climate, bedding needs for your chicken coop and run can vary. Be sure you’re using the right bedding for your flock.Coop BeddingWood ShavingsThese are especially absorbent and a great winter choice for the coop and nest boxes.
Desperate Situations Call for Emergency Measures!This past weekend, my washing machine broke. As a stay-at-home mom with two little ones, this was automatically qualified as a desperate situation.But as my great-grandmother used to say, pull up your bootstraps and carry forth. Step 1: Don& 39;t Panic!