Removing Insect Eggs on Brassica Leaves

Organic Gardening Pest Control: Natural Methods for Managing Pests

Once you have gardened for a few years, you are bound to have a pest situation or two. Trust me, I’ve put in my time trying to keep the garden pests to a minimum. However, my approach is never total elimination. Let me explain why. Beneficial Insects: Your First Defense Against Garden Pests Let’s face …

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Gardening Terms and Words – Vocabulary For All Skill Levels

There are all sorts of words and phrases you will hear as you learn more about gardening, and the jargon can be overwhelming. To help you soak up as much information as possible when reading about growing your own food or chatting with a more experienced gardener, here is your gardening vocabulary lesson. It’s another …

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Frost on Brassica

Which Crops are Sweeter after a Frost and Why

Crops that are sweeter after a freeze Brassicas Brussel sprouts kale collard greens turnips cabbage Alliums leeks Umbells carrots celeriac parsnip Chenopodiaceae beets swiss chard What makes crops sweeter after a freeze? The response these plants have to cold temperatures improves their sweetness. By increasing the amount of sugar in their cells or by converting …

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