corn smut

How To Eradicate Corn Smut

June 27, 2019 Tara Dodrill 0

Corn smut is something most homesteaders hate to see develop in their growing plot. Just about when big juicy ears of sweet corn are ready to harvest and be enjoyed is when the ugly knobby […]

north american crabapples

Are Crabapples Edible?

June 26, 2019 Rebekah White 0

As a child, you were likely told more than once to avoid eating crabapples. Why? There’s a common misconception that crabapples are toxic. However, this couldn’t be further from the truth. While crabapples do have […]

herb spiral

How to Build a Herb Spiral

June 19, 2019 Emily Jenkins 0

A herb spiral is one of the the most clever permaculture techniques for utilizing space and allowing plants to work together in the garden. Usually located just outside the kitchen door, a herb spiral provides […]

brown rot on apple

How To Eradicate Brown Rot In Your Garden

May 27, 2019 Tara Dodrill 0

Brown rot is a fungal disease that particularly affects peach, plum, apricot, cherry, nectarines, and other stone fruit trees. This type of fungal infestation becomes especially problematic during spring when wet and humid conditions abound. […]

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How To Eradicate Black Knot Disease

May 21, 2019 Tara Dodrill 1

Black knot is an all too common fungal disease that afflicts fruit trees, and various types of ornamental trees – especially varieties of cherry and plum trees. The fungus causes black tumor-style growths, or black […]

bacterial canker

How to Eradicate Bacterial Canker

April 29, 2019 Tara Dodrill 0

Bacterial canker is a fast-spreading garden fungal disease that causes crop yields to decrease substantially. Detecting the initial signs of bacterial canker early can help save your plants – and by extension the groceries you […]