Homemade Codling Moth Trap with Bugs
Cheap Organic Pest Control for Fruit Trees
By Erin Huffstetler | 04/26/2017 | 7 Comments
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We planted a small orchard in our backyard several years ago (tour my garden here), and it’s finally starting to spring into action. Last year our apricot bushes fruited for the first time, and our apple trees produced their second harvest. This year, it looks like our cherry bushes are going to get in on...

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How to Make Your Own Seed Mats
How to Make Seed Mats
By Erin Huffstetler | 04/24/2017 | No Comments
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Get your raised beds planted in record time. These homemade seed mats allow you to plant your garden one foot at a time, instead of one seed at a time, and they couldn’t be easier to make.

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Build a Carpenter Bee Trap
How to Build a Carpenter Bee Trap
By Erin Huffstetler | 04/19/2017 | 262 Comments
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I’ve done a lot to attract bees to my garden – planting flowers that they like, building them houses, etc. But carpenter bees? I’m not a fan. They do too much damage to our house, tree house and swing set each year for me to be on good terms with them. I’ve read article after...

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Deviled Egg Salad Recipe
Deviled Egg Salad
By Erin Huffstetler | 04/11/2017 | 1 Comment
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Need a way to use up all those Easter eggs; innundated with eggs from your backyard flock; or just looking for a really good egg salad recipe to add to your repertoire? This deviled egg salad is the answer. It has all the flavor of deviled eggs, but comes in a spreadable form that you...

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How to Make Seed Tape
How to Make Seed Tape
By Erin Huffstetler | 04/05/2017 | 5 Comments
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Seed tape has become increasingly popular in the last few years, and it’s easy to see why. Just lay it out on your garden bed, and your seeds are perfectly spaced – even those teeny tiny ones that are so hard to work with. The only real downside to seed tape is that it costs...

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