When to harvest!, pollinating squash, ice cream sandwiches, what is "DE"?
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Daily Newsletter for Thursday, July 11, 2019
Black bees on the clover-heads drowsily clinging,
Where tall, feathered grasses and buttercups sway,
And all through the fields a white sprinkle of daisies,
Open-eyed at the setting of day.
–Abba Gould Woolson (1838–1921)
When to Harvest Vegetables and Fruit
How do you know when fruit and vegetables are ready to pick? Whether you are a gardener or a grocery shopper, this harvest guide will help you recognize when your summer fruit and vegetables are at the peak of flavor.
What is Diatomaceous Earth?
Gardeners are often given the advice to sprinkle diatomaceous earth (DE) around plants to deter pests. Unsurprisingly, we’re often asked, “What is diatomaceous earth, exactly?” Well, here’s your answer…
Why Is My Squash Not Fruiting?
“What’s wrong with my squash?” and “Why isn’t my squash fruiting?” are two common squash questions. Often, these squash problems are related to lack of pollinators. Here are the short answers, as well as a video to show you HOW to hand pollinate a squash.
Common Milkweed: Uses and Natural Remedies
Common milkweed has a long history as a natural remedy—and many other uses! Plus, milkweed is the food of our beautiful American Monarch butterflies! Discover this surprisingly useful native plant.