Tag Archives: pests

Walnut Fortress

Back in spring, as part of my quest to plant protein, I planted a bareroot walnut out in a part of the forest where its habit of killing most things beneath it – walnuts are allelopathic, meaning that they produce … Continue reading

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Aphids with Mustard

Every year (though usually quite a bit earlier in the season) the aphids – I like the term ‘plant lice’ – come out and congregate on various plants.  They tend to favor roses and cole crops. This morning, I noticed … Continue reading

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Gardening in the Dark (Minus the Bear)

Raise your hand if you’ve ever wandered your garden or even checked on your plants at night, with a flashlight.  That’s what I thought.  It’s 47 degrees F and clear tonight, and having been at work all day, I missed … Continue reading

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