Disease-Resistant Tomatoes

Excerpt from the Popular Farming Series magabook Organic Farm & Garden with permission from its publisher, BowTie magazines, a division of BowTie Inc. Purchase Organic Farm & Garden here.   America’s favorite backyard crop, tomatoes, is a favorite food for pests. The tomato plant can fall prey to insects, slugs and fungal diseases, so tomatoes need […]

Diminish Spring Garden Stress

Courtesy Hemera Technologies/AbleStock.com/Thinkstock When choosing plants this spring, try to find disease-resistant varieties in order to reduce garden-related stress. Starting a garden in the spring can bring loads of rewards throughout the gardening season, but can be intimidating for the urban dweller without loads of experience under his belt. Along with the fruits of labor […]

APOXalypse Now

Last week, my youngest hen, Baby Jo, came down with the fowl pox virus. Since then, another one of my hens, Bobbi Jo, was also stricken by this nasty disease.

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