Category Archives: Bugs

Outdoor Learning at the Ozark Natural Science Center

*this is a sponsored post In a traditional school, different subjects require different teaching methods.  I remember learning math with a big chalkboard and pencils with good erasers.  English and reading were done in quiet classrooms or libraries and science was … Continue reading

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Time To Tidy Up

This time of year starts a frenzy of garden to-do lists.  Seed packets are organized, new seed varieties are studied, and plans are being made for the gardens.  Not much can be planted outside now, but the greenhouse space is … Continue reading

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It’s Garlic Diggin’ Time (plus another garden pest)

Back in October, I decided to try my hand at planting garlic. I ordered my organic garlic from Renee’s Garden, prepared my bed and planted the cloves about 4-5 inches apart. Then I ignored them until last Sunday. Before we … Continue reading

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I Found Someone That Likes Colorado Beetles

As I was going through my nightly ritual of stalking the ever-present Colorado Beetles on my potatoes, I noticed this bug feasting on one. I believe it’s a type of Assassin Beetle called a Wheel Bug.  There are several on my … Continue reading

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They’re Back!

My nemesis. The bain of my existence. The scourge of the garden. Squash bugs. Squash bugs are the devil. They lurk around the stem of your beautiful plants making all kinds of trouble. They mate right in front of you … Continue reading

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Garden Happenings

Despite the cooler weather, the garden is beginning to grow. The lettuce and broccoli are loving the cooler temps, but the tomatoes and peppers are wishing for more heat. I’ve been trying to use companion plants to keep bugs at … Continue reading

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There are Good Guys..

and there are Bad Guys in the garden. These Guys have been spotted on the potatoes. They are potato beetles They are the Bad Guys.  They can devour a crop of potatoes very quickly if left unchecked. These have also been … Continue reading

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