Attack of the Killer Ladybugs (Plus 9 Other Natural Ways to Get Rid of Aphids)

It’s official: for the first time in my current garden location, I have aphids.  That’s the bad news.  The good news: they’re only interested in my sunflowers (so far). This led me to do some research on some natural ways to get rid of aphids. [Read more…]

How to make your berries bird-resistant on the cheap

I like birds, even in my garden.  They eat pests and they’re fun to watch.  Lately, however, robins have been ravaging my strawberry patch — eating those juicy berries before I can have a chance to pick some for myself.  But there’s hope — and the secret may just be in your cupboard. [Read more…]