Hello Winter, What's Growin' On??

Winter is the time for crops in the brassica family: Cabbage, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Brussel Sprouts. It's a bit late to start these cold-hardy crops from seed, but you can find some good looking plants from your local nursery and transplant into your garden. Brassicas love growing next to garlic and onion, as they serve as a barrier against critters!

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Vanessa Portillo
The Stages of a Ladybug

The ladybug's physical appearance shifts significantly throughout their life cycle. Check out what they look like at each stage so as to not harm this incredibly beneficial creature. A ladybug is known to eat 5,000 aphids in its lifetime! For optimum benefit, purchase ladybugs from your local nursery, and be sure to release the same day at sunset to they can get some rest before their big breakfast buffet!

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Salad Bar for Sun Lovers

It's time to let go of the lettuce and embrace these late spring salad ingredients

So, maybe you're in the mood for a salad now that the weather has heated up, but all of the lettuce outside has turned bitter, gone to seed, or been scorched. There's not a tender leafy green in sight. When this happens, you can go shop around for a head of lettuce, or you can start with what you do have.

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Plan A Fall Garden Now

t's hard to believe, but fall planting time is just around the corner. Starting the planning process now will help you achieve a great cool-season garden. The first step is choosing your crops.

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Vanessa Portillo