Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Ant hill remover

Do you know the coolest way to get rid of those ant hill swarms? BAKING SODA. Yep, just sprinkle a bunch over them and they're completely gone in a day or two. Much better than chemicals, especially if it's near your garden plot.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Wasp problem

Word on the street is that those yellow traps are the best way to kill pesky wasps which are starting to appear in our yard. I've also heard that if you put a shiny penny in a bag with water or put up fake nests, that'll deter them. Other ideas or feedback?

Friday, March 29, 2013

Suggested planting schedule (Utah)


Hardy Veggies- Plant as early as March 15th
  • Artichoke
  • Kohlrabi
  • Asparagus
  • Onions
  • Rhubarb
  • Broccoli
  • Peas
  • Spinach
  • Cabbage
  • Radish
  • Turnip
Semi-Hardy Vegetables: Plant late-March to Early April
  • Beet
  • Lettuce
  • Potato
  • Carrot
  • Parsley
  • Cauliflower
  • Parsnip
  • Swiss Chard
Tender Vegetables: Average Planting Date: May 5 – June 1
  • Celery
  • Cucumber
  • Summer Squash
  • Dry Bean
  • Sweet Corn
  • Snap Bean
Very Tender Vegetables: Average Planting Date: May 20 –June 10
  • Cantaloupe {ok, fruits too}
  • Pumpkin
  • Eggplant
  • Tomato
  • Lima Bean
  • Watermelon
  • Pepper
  • Winter Squash

Full Utah planting schedule at:

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Composting question

We're looking to buy a composter for the garden. I saw a dual composter (think the brand is Lifetime) at Costco today and am this a decent brand...and is a dual one really preferrable over a single composting bin?

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Calling all gardeners

With spring approaching, I'm thinking that I need to get a list of people who have time and energy to share their gardening knowledge. At our house, we have two raised boxes that will be crying out for attention soon, but I know almost nothing about gardening. Help?