Monthly Archives: February 2017

Grow a healthier and tastier garden this year organically

Say you’re going to have an organic garden this year.  Are there ‘organic’ seeds and should you buy them? There are organic seeds and buying organic seedlings guarantees your seeds will not be treated with neonicotinoid pesticides. You might have heard of these chemical pesticides that are sucked in by the plants in their watering […]

Planning your garden? Why not go organic?

If you’re like the rest of us during these cold winter months, you are probably thinking about your spring and summer gardens, and you might even be thinking of doing something different this year. If you haven’t tried growing your veggies organically, this might be the year to do that. Why would you want to […]

Tired of snow? Your garden isn’t!

You’ve probably heard the old saying that snow is the poor man’s fertilizer. I know I have, and it seems obvious that if you have snow covering your garden, when it melts in the spring, your garden will have a slow and perhaps plentiful soaking, and won’t mostly run off like a good spring or […]

Squirrel proof?

Our attempt to outsmart the squirrels began when we decided to mount a feeder off our second floor deck, since our main living area is on the second floor.  We researched poles and found that most were not strong enough to support a bird feeder without bending in half. But we soon found the ‘Swing […]