raspberry cane

How to Control Raspberry Cane Borers

This pest can wreak havoc on your berry patch if left unattended, but fortunately, control is easy and you can save your berries.

rose slug

How to Control Rose Slugs

These tiny maggots can be hard to see, but they can do crazy damage to your rose bushes.

beets

Don’t Wait Until Summer for Tasty Beets

Traditional red beet varieties like Red Ace, Detroit Dark Red, and Kestrel are standard fare in my garden. They’re nice, but my heart belongs to two varieties of heirloom beets: Chioggia and Golden.

weeds

5 Weeds to Leave in Your Garden

Good weeds. These two words together create what might seem to be the single biggest oxymoron in the gardening world.

ripening tomatoes

Tomato Fertilizer Results

You might recall that last year I ran a little experiment in my tomato patch. I grew 12 different tomato plants and separated them into four groups of three plants. Each group received a different organic fertilizer (or none at all) throughout the growing season.

stink bug trap, stink bugs

Garden Headaches: Stinkbugs and Weeds

Ugh! The stink bugs are in full force now. I knew it would happen, but this is crazy! I have finally started harvesting my tomatoes, and they’re all covered in stink-bug nymphs. The skin and flesh of the fruits is completely corked from their feeding.