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Since the weather was insanely beautiful this weekend, i spent a bit of time in the garden, sadly putting a lot of beds to sleep for the winter.  Right now, the front (north side) of the house is fully shaded. … Continue reading

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Friend or Foe?

What does it look like to you? At first, i thought that these big bugs were beneficial predators eating white fly and spider mites.  I posted a little while back about how the whitely infestion dropped off when these guys … Continue reading

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Enough is Enough!

There comes a time in a person’t life when they need to throw in the towel, admit defeat, run up the white flag…In this case, run up the white-fly flag! I’ve decided that drastic measures were needed to salvage plants … Continue reading

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Hi, my name is ryan and i’m a gardener

You might be a gardener if…you’re out spraying neem on your plants at 10:30pm on a saturday night in your slippers!  At least i’ll give the neighbors something to talk about. The silverleaf whitefly (kale and brussels sprouts) and spider mites (string … Continue reading

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Holey Kale!

If you walk out one morning to find little holes all over your plants, chances are…someone’s been snacking! It’s that time of year: all those adorable little yellow eggs, laid by those lovely fluttering white butterflies are hatching.  Spawning the … Continue reading

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