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Time to Cook the Garden

August 11th, 2014 1 Comment

Prep Work In South Florida, when the spring garden quits producing and dries up in July or early August, it is time to remove all the plants and cover it for soil solarization. (Click on the link if you want to know what that means.) This is necessary to get rid of weeds, insects, grubs, nematodes […]

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Ladybug Desire

July 17th, 2014 2 Comments

Aphids Made Me Do It Last year, the okra in my garden was covered with aphids. I wanted to use natural pest control, and ladybugs were the answer. I ordered live ladybugs from an online vendor. I released my mail order ladybugs into the garden and the aphids were controlled in three days and for the […]

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Okra: Garden Finger Food

June 30th, 2014 3 Comments

Still Growing It is the first of July, and the garden is nearly done for the season. The days are in the 90s,  the sun is unrelenting and the remaining plants are losing their leaves and getting spindly. It is just about time to pull up everything and prepare the boxes for the summer. .. except the okra. […]

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