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2010 FRUIT & VEGETABLE SEASON!

The 2010 Fruit & Vegetable garden season has finally arrived!

I am so glad to be back on Ooooby for another fruitful year of gardening. I truely enjoy chatting, receiving comments and input from all of my friends here on Ooooby.ning.com. Feel free to add me to your list of friends if you haven't already. I hope you all like seeing photos of the progress from my fruits and vegetables.



Even though I am from the United States, (Houston, TX) we are…
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Added by Crystal's Garden on June 15, 2010 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

Has Anyone Ever Used Beneficial Nematodes?

I am currently having issues with white worms inside my Zucchini squash. I need to save my squash or else I know it will end up dying. I am considering using Beneficial Nematodes in my garden.



This is what I found out about them:



In a moist, dark environment Beneficial Nematodes (Steinernema feltiae) kill almost all pests. Therefore, they are ideally suited to combat insects in and on the soil and those that bore into wood, trees and shrubs. These microscopic, worm-like… Continue

Added by Crystal's Garden on August 26, 2009 at 2:30pm — No Comments

HOMEMADE ORGANIC PESTICIDES

Do you ever wish that you could make your own organic pesticides? Well, here is your organic pesticide cookbook! You will find many solutions and concoctions in this article that can help you keep the bugs out of your garden. Yes, you could use those nasty pesticides that you see in your local hardware, but why when homemade organic choices can be much cheaper and easier to use? If you are like many gardeners today, you want no harmful chemicals anywhere near your plants. Try some of these… Continue

Added by Crystal's Garden on July 11, 2009 at 7:39am — 3 Comments

Feisty Little Boogers!

Is it just me or am I the only gardener who has a battle with the infamous little gymnasts called Squirrels? Haha! Thanks to the help from my wonderful hunters, the dogs. If it wasn't for them I would probably be missing more fruits than I have already had stolen. I know all creatures have to do what they can to survive, but with as much birdseed I put out for the local birds, I would think they would have had their fill. They have managed to take my two beautiful pears and were even brave… Continue

Added by Crystal's Garden on July 10, 2009 at 6:12am — 1 Comment

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