Edible gardens and Plants for Pollinators in Downtown Saratoga Springs, NY

This summer I was asked to renovate a weedy, overgrown raised bed into an edible garden that includes some native species perennials for pollinators in downtown Saratoga Springs, NY. After ripping all the weeds out and setting up the new, non-permanent raised bed just for the kids, we added a mix of vegetables, herbs and [...]

Organic Insect Control 101

In 2004 the house I lived in became a shared residence with some neighborhood ants. By then I knew enough about chemistry and my regular proximity to the garden- adjacent directly with the house- that I did not want to use any poisons. A scientist from Rodale said simply, and I don't recall the exact [...]

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