Here’s a deer repellent trial we all want to know about. Researchers at Cornell U at Ithaca NY conducted field trials of deer repellants. It was a 10-week trial beginning in early Feb. The target shrub was Japanese yew, a plant favored by deer in … [Read more...] about Deer Repellent Trial
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This is no longer news as it was originally posted in 2011, but I thought I'd repost this as I rebuild the website. Here's the deal. Raymond A. Cloyd (Kansas State University, Dept. of Entomology) and colleagues hung these dryer sheets around … [Read more...] about Bounce Fabric Softener Dryer Sheets and Fungus Gnats.
Water gardening in containers is pretty easy gardening. After all, a pond is simply a big container. You have to pick your container (obviously you pick something you like the look of) and it has to be waterproof. I personally like clay pots … [Read more...] about Six Critical Things For Water Gardening in Containers
Researchers at the University of Georgia dried freshly-harvested, greenhouse-grown leaves of rosemary (Rosmarinus of- ficinalis), motherwort (Leonuris cardiaca), and peppermint (Mentha piperita) in one of two ways. These leaves were dried in one of … [Read more...] about How To Dry Herbs for Highest Antioxidant Levels
There are some who claim that new varieties of vegetables have fewer nutrients than heirloom varieties. In a recent study at the USDA Vegetable Lab in Charleston SC, Mark Farnham and Michael Grusak grew several broccoli varieties (number … [Read more...] about Do Modern Hybrid Vegetables Have Fewer Nutrients?
If you’re purchasing your compost or manures (or even topsoil) be aware that herbicide residues do exist and can create conditions that restrict the growth of plants. For example, aminopyralid is registered for a wide variety of crops and has … [Read more...] about Herbicide Residues in Purchased Compost or Manure