Treat Powdery Mildew on Plants

Yuk! What’s that white stuff on the leaves? If your plants have been attacked by powdery mildew, you know the frustration and challenge of this garden nemesis.  White powdery mildew is a fairly common problem, so if you haven’t yet encountered it, that’s great, but file this away, just in case. You can have vibrant green leafed … Read more

Natural Pest Control for Garden Pests

Organic Pest Control for Garden Bugs While some of our fellow gardeners are still waiting for the growing season to come around, we here in Zone 7A are full on! Our plants are coming along. We got them out early and nurtured them through some cold snaps and their leaves were so beautifully unblemished–for a … Read more

Tomato Plant Diseases and How to Avoid Them

We’ve never met a gardener who didn’t grow tomatoes. There is nothing like picking your own vine-ripened tomatoes to give you a sense of accomplishment as a gardener. Bursting with flavor and available in hundreds of hybrid and heirloom tomato varieties, this extremely versatile fruit is the most favorite “vegetable” to grow, even on balconies and … Read more

Best LED Grow Lights and Other Favorites

Gardeners Get Addicted to Gardening… …to having fresh food readily available. Once you’re used to fresh from the garden, to buy packaged, canned or frozen food is never the same and even the fresh produce is not as fresh as from your garden. It’s just never as good. For people who love the idea of growing their … Read more

A Compost Tea Recipe and How-to Video

Care for a “cup of rosy” for your posies? Your plants will love “tea time” when it’s organic compost tea, aka liquid fertilizer! Really, if you wish to increase the health and productivity of your plants, compost tea will give them a huge boost! Liquid organic compost tea will make your plants more disease and … Read more

Benefits of White Vinegar for Weeds, Mosquito Bites and Ants

From homemade insect repellent and mosquito bite remedy to cleaning with vinegar and getting rid of ants, vinegar is an essential home and garden staple. The best vinegar to have on hand for cleaning is white vinegar because it has the highest acetic acid content. The next best is distilled vinegar, which is also used … Read more

Keep Squirrels Out of the Garden

Do Squirrels Eat Tomatoes? You bet they do! We love animals, and watching the squirrels interact and play in our woodland yard is enjoyable. But… we hate that they eat our tomatoes—and often a little bit of many of them—so we’ve been on a pursuit for how to keep squirrels out of the garden. It’s … Read more

How to Get Rid of Moles

Got Mole Problems? If you’ve had your garden invaded and plants destroyed by moles like we have, you’re now on a mission to learn how to get rid of moles. Mole problems are a serious threat to your yard and garden. And… moles tend to prefer the nicest yards. Moles like the nicest yards. Look… … Read more

CD Suncatcher and Bird Repellent

CD Sun Catchers, Wind Chimes, and Other Bird Chasers Here are some crafty garden ideas for making bird-repelling CD suncatchers out of old CDs and DVDs. More than artsy, these light-catching mobiles are also functional. Helen Joe, from the Gardens All Facebook community says: “We hang them all over our garden to ward off critters who keep … Read more

How to Get rid of VOLES in the Yard and Garden

What do voles look like?

If you’ve ever lost your precious garden plants, veggies or fruits to burrowing critters, then you’ll want to know how to get rid of voles and moles. Chances are if you’re here reading this article it’s because you know the pain of that loss. We lost many plants to moles last year, and something is … Read more