Lawn & Garden / Gardening

Ladybug Life Stages

Ladybug Life Stages

We have all seen the adult ladybug. They are easy to identify as adults. However, the younger generations look very different. As beetles, they undergo complete metamorphosis. Chances are you have already seen the larva of a ladybug and didn't even realize it.
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Taking Care of Your Tomatoes When It's Hot.

Taking Care of Your Tomatoes When It's Hot.

Many early fruiting tomato varieties like Early Girl don’t like temperatures above 85-90 degrees. As the temperatures, rise many of these varieties will stop blooming, and those that do bloom will have poor fruit set. However, there are still a few things you can do to keep your tomatoes healthy until the temperatures come back down, and your tomatoes begin setting fruit again.
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Planting Seed Potatoes

Planting Seed Potatoes

There are many great and fun ways to grow potatoes and some of them will save a lot of space in the garden. The basic premise of growing potatoes effectively is the same regardless of how and where you chose to grow them. I choose potatoes that are good medium size, what’s medium you ask? When I close my hand around one I barely want to get my fingers over the top. This doesn’t’ mean other sizes won’t work, if they are smaller than this I won’t cut them before planting. If they are bigger I will quarter them. With a medium size, I only cut them in half, I feel this is ideal and reduces the chances of rotting.
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Advantages of Raised Garden Beds

Advantages of Raised Garden Beds

Raised beds are very versatile and easy to use. A raised bed allows you to easily control your soil mixture so that you can always have the proper soil for your plants. As you customize the soil mixtures in your raised beds, you can improve soil drainage and soil compaction, this being the most important advantage. This is very important, especially with the high alkaline, clay soil that we deal with here in our area.
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Planting Cover Crops

Planting Cover Crops

What is a cover crop and how do you use them in your garden? Cover crops are essentially sacrificial crops that are planted, allowed to grow, then mowed over and tilled under to allow the organic matter to decompose.
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What Makes a Mulch

What Makes a Mulch

Have you ever wondered how people grew fruits and vegetables before commercial fertilizers were available? Before World War II there were almost no commercial fertilizers.
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How to Control Cabbage Worms in the Garden

How to Control Cabbage Worms in the Garden

If you’re growing Cole crops such as cabbage, broccoli, kale or Brussel sprouts, your garden is probably a habitat for the cabbage butterfly and its offspring, the infamous cabbage worm. To eradicate cabbage worms in your garden you must understand them.

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Other Uses For Zamzows Huma Green.

Other Uses For Zamzows Huma Green.

Have you ever thought “What if I used Huma Green in my garden?” Today we are going to talk about a few places that will greatly benefit from using Zamzows Huma Green.

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Zamzows CompostTea

Zamzows CompostTea

There comes a time in every gardening season when all the plants are planted.  All the vegetables tended.  This time of year comes so much faster than we ever realize.  For organic and natural gardeners the options for getting plants to put out that little extra is very limited. What if I could show you a way to feed your plants naturally and you would see miracle-like results?
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How to Plant Garlic

How to Plant Garlic

Garlic is part of the Allium family which also includes similar plants such as onions, shallots, and leeks. Garlic is very easy to grow, having no real disease and pest problems to deal with and is forgiving about what kind of soil it's planted in.
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What Makes a Zamzows Hanging Flower Basket?

What Makes a Zamzows Hanging Flower Basket?

Our basket varieties are hand selected for beautiful combinations and hardiness. Early in the growing process our buyer and growers work together to pick out the newest and hardiest varieties for our baskets so you get the most unique hanging baskets in the area.
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How To Dig Your Bulbs Up For Winter

How To Dig Your Bulbs Up For Winter

If the weather in your area has led to a hard freeze (temperatures that are sufficiently cold, for a long enough period, to seriously damage or kill seasonal vegetation), it is time to dig up your sensitive bulbs. Certain plants that grow from bulbs do excellent in the Treasure Valley, but can’t survive our cold winters.
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