Deer are abundant on our farm, but for most of the summer, they’ve left my garden well enough alone. However, when I went out of town for July 4th, the deer decided to have an Independence Day feast of their own, and our garden was the main dish! Read on to find out more.
During summer, nature begins to offer a bounty all its own, free for the picking – wild berries! And if you’re new to berry picking, the best place to start is with wild blackberries and raspberries. Read on for some tips on when and how to pick, store, and cook wild berries in your area.
Before leaving town on vacation, I gathered all the cucumbers in my garden, got out my canning jars, and made pickles. I’m no canning expert, but making pickles isn’t that hard if you follow a few simple steps. Read on to find out more.
If caterpillars are devouring your garden, one safe and effective way to get rid of them is by applying Bt (Bacillus thuringiensis), a naturally occurring, organic bacteria that can be applied as a liquid or powder. Read on to find out more.
The first cucumbers have to be one of the highlights of the summer vegetable garden, with their crisp, cool crunch arriving just in time to relieve the summer heat. Read on to find out how to grow cucumbers in a vegetable garden or container.
After planting her garden, my grandmother would spread layers of old newspaper between the rows, topped with straw, to make a weed-suppressing barrier that still let moisture through. This year I decided to give her method a try myself. Read on to find out how I went about it.