Category Archives: Pollination Gardens

Calming Traditional Medicinals

Print PDFHot or iced, ginger tea soothes and refreshes Growing Chamomile, Lemon Balm and Ginger How are you doing? Thought so. Me too. By now, everyone I know is feeling traumatized, anxious, distressed and/or depressed. Around here, life began to … Continue reading

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Cramscaping For The Long Haul

Print PDFWhen The Blue Wave Breaks, They Can Run But They Can’t Hide Persisting Inside And Out After almost one full year, my tiny garden is as full as it can hold. Annuals and perennials billow over the sides of … Continue reading

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Gardening In The Time Of Disaster

Print PDFFriendship is golden Pressure Drop How are you managing your days right now? As the weeks and months roll by, there have been so many shifts in my own attitude, from stunned shock to obsessive researching to bone deep … Continue reading

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Safer Slug Solutions

This has been a banner year for slugs; yesterday I counted over 40 babies and moms in a single flat of 4-inch pots. I’m more laissez faire than I used to be and won’t kill slugs or bugs unless they’re doing obvious damage, but this little herd was mowing down my veggie starts before they could get started. Sorry, critters. It’s doom time for you. So what’s the best way to off a slug without cruelty? Ecologically speaking, it’s the oldest; predators. Toads, frogs, moles, shrews, and songbirds are all slug eaters, as are ducks and chickens. In an organic garden, predators can safely feed on slugs and bugs, and the balance of nature rarely gets out of hand. Continue reading

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