August, 2012

Below are links to articles posted in August, 2012

How to keep mosquitoes out of your yard and garden

With West Nile virus in the news I’m sure I’m not the only one thinking about mosquito control. Even though where I personally live we’ve had a significant drought and the lowest bug summer I can remember, there has still be one West Nile case in my county and with little kids I do worry, […]

How to Hand Pollinate Squash, Zucchini, Pumpkins, Cucumbers, and Watermelons

First time growers of the cucurbit family, which includes all those plants mentioned in the title, as well as other melons and gourds, often run into problems when the plant does not set fruit, one solution to this is through hand pollination. Flowers on these plants are either male or female. The plants almost always […]

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