Yes, It’s that time of year again. Time to get into gardening mode. I truly do love this time of year, the chickadee’s are singing the spring “fee-bee”song, the coyote’s are howling, the days are getting longer, and I can smell it in the air. As for my gardening preparation, I can’t do anything outside yet as the ground is still Check Out The Rest of “Some Beginners Tips For Starting Your Organic Garden” →
Until recently I never really paid attention to herbs as a regular part of the produce picture of my gardens, Sure, I had a few that I thought would be interesting to grow and cause they make nice flowers. Then I began to cook, Now this changes the whole scope of things.
I was kind of tired of buying dried herbs in the bottle, so now Check Out The Rest of “Herbs in the Garden ? – Essential For A Working Homestead” →
The Magic of Marigolds
Most folks know of the Marigold, many look at it as a filler for their flower garden, doesn’t smell very good, if at all, but it is colorful so I’ll use it here or there to fill in the gaps. They are a mainstay of gardeners everywhere.
Well I’m here to tell you that little flower has more uses than you may know.
Marigolds are super easy to grow, have a long growing season, brings beneficial insects to your gardens in droves, and most of all Check Out The Rest of “The Magic Of Marigolds” →
Written by Kirk Johnson ~ NY Times
DENVER — It has been one of the great murder mysteries of the garden: what is killing off the honeybees?
Since 2006, 20 to 40 percent of the bee colonies in the United States alone have suffered “colony collapse.” Suspected culprits ranged from pesticides to genetically modified food.
Now, a unique partnership — of military scientists and entomologists — appears to have achieved a major breakthrough: identifying a new suspect, or two.
A fungus tag-teaming with a virus have Check Out The Rest of “Honeybee Killer Found by Army and Entomologists” →
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