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Spring Brings Insects






Spring Brings Insects With the arrival of Spring we get to enjoy the sprouting of beautiful flowers, the planting of the garden and the not so much fun presence of insects. We live right on the edge of a steep bank that leads down to a small creek.  Especially small this year as we have not had enough […]

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Spring is in the air

Spring Is In The Air






    Spring Is In The Air It has seemed like Spring has been here for many weeks already.  We got a small amount of rain a couple of weeks back but not near enough.  Our lakes are way too low and there is not enough snow pack on our mountains.  I suspect we are […]

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Edible Patio Garden






My Edible Patio Garden   It is raining right now in Northern California but for the season we have not had near enough.  That brings us all talking about the possibilities of water rations this summer. My first thoughts were that we should not plant a garden this year if we would be short of […]

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Great Garden Ball Ideas






Great Garden Ball Ideas I have been looking for ideas to spruce up my yard that don’t need to be watered.  With this summers drought on the way and the threat that we will have water rationing, waterless ideas are a must. In the past I have looked at those Gazing balls but so far […]

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Tomatoes, tomatoes, tomatoes!






Tomatoes –       Do you have too many? We planted tomatoes plants again this year, both in our garden and on our patio.  We planted Early Girls, Roma’s, Cherries and Big Boys. It took them awhile to get started but then for about three weeks I could just not keep up.  We were eating this […]

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Meet the beneficials

Meet the Beneficials






Meet the Beneficials – Natural Enemies of Garden Pests by ipm.ucdavis.edu     

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Garden Pests






Garden Pests Get rid of those garden pests in a safer way   It was a warmer winter and I think we will have way more unwanted garden pests this year –  try making these all natural, organic and highly effective insecticide sprays. Andrea from FrugallySustainable.com has three great DIY recipes for getting rid of those unwanted pests, […]

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Kale






Kale Kale and some of its wonderful benefits! Drew Canole  from Fit Life. TV wrote some great information on the benefits of adding Kale to your diet.   http://fitlife.tv/7-benefits-of-kale/   Do you eat Kale?  I try but still have a hard time getting use to its very strong taste.

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