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Pick Fresh for Flavor & Deter Pests Naturally in Organic Strawberry Patch

“These taste delicious!” my daughter announced today when she tasted the first organic strawberry picked this morning at the peak of freshness.  While I finish this post, she and her sister will quibble over who gets the next “biggest” strawberry from the basket.  They’re learning to appreciate that ripe strawberry smell that only comes from […]

Continue Reading By on May 24, 2014 in food, garden, organic, pesticides

Garden Prep for Pests

Did you know that the best defense against pests in the lawn and garden is good soil and plant health? Organic gardeners strive for an elusive balance where everything works to the benefit of a healthy crop within the ecosystem. Renee Fortner, Assistant Supervisor of Landscaping at Warren Wilson College, stressed starting healthy even with turfgrass. […]

Continue Reading By on March 17, 2012 in education, garden, green, natural, sustainable