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7 Natural Ways to Control Cucumber Beetles

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Wednesday June 11, 2014   -   By Katie

So far the 2014 garden is off to a great start! At the end of May I shared a summary of what’s going well and what’s not-so-swell. At that time, the garden remained relatively pest-free. However in the short time since that post I’ve encountered to ...

2013 Farmer’s Report

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Monday October 21, 2013   -   By Katie

At the beginning of this month I delivered the final round of produce for our 2013 season. Now that the season has ended, it’s time for me to provide you with our second annual Farmer’s Report. The annual Farmer’s Report is an exercise that helps me...

Paper wasps for Pest Management.

Blog: Qberry Farm   -   Monday October 07, 2013   -   By Hans

My green house pest management workers, paper wasps. Understand these are not Yellow Jackets or hornets which make paper nests that are enclosed in a paper shroud.  These male am open nest of paper cells on a stalk hanging from a sheltered surface...

Who is eating at my heart seeds?

Blog: Green Journey Seeds   -   Thursday August 29, 2013   -   By Aline

This may just turn out to be a cautionary tale…like don’t count your chickens before they hatch? I'm new to this blog site, and don't see a way to post photos here, so please forgive me for linking you up to my tumblr to read more... I'm seeking clues to...

Finding Neem Oil

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Monday August 05, 2013   -   By Katie

{Image Credit} Home Depot Last year I shared this post about my great love for zucchini and my complimentary great hatred for squash bugs and vine borers . I also shared about my equally passionate distaste for white powdery mildew and anthracnose . ...

Photo of the day

Blog: Wild Things Farm   -   Friday June 07, 2013   -   By Terry

 like those blogs that have photos of the day, and that is on my list of things to do---SOMEDAY--today's photo will be a mental vision for those who choose to read further...... Extra share boxes, row covers, farmer's market supplies, etc. are kept in...

Meet the bug control team!

Blog: Stevens Family Farm   -   Saturday May 04, 2013   -   By Carol

I have to say, I am AMAZED at the amount of bugs a bird can consume!  Just sitting at my computer and looking out the window, I can see our bug control team hard at work!  The workers that deserve the 'grand champion' of bug eating award are the...

2013 Spring bug update!

Blog: Stevens Family Farm   -   Wednesday May 01, 2013   -   By Carol

Well, after a year with our chickens and our ducks, this spring has been very enjoyable, very few bugs, and yes, we are in Texas!!  So far, spring planting has been very productive, and our ducks and chickens are busy eating bugs!  In fact, we have...

Extra! Extra! Read all about our fruit tree planti...

Blog: Seasons at Procter Farm   -   Sunday April 21, 2013   -   By Rebekah

Here are some photos of our fruit orchard planting. They work both as a grand statement as you enter the Procter campus, and soon enough, the bearers of tasty fruit! 90 apple trees in 3 varieties (Honeycrisp, Golden Delicious, & Zestar) line...

Seasonal Family Garden Plan

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Tuesday April 16, 2013   -   By Katie

One of the things I’m enjoying most about this year’s growing season is the opportunity to help others with their home gardens. Last week I had a chance to chat with a friend and former college roommate – Sara Heilig, about the garden that she and her ...

Why Chickens?

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Tuesday April 09, 2013   -   By Katie

We have chickens! Why raise chickens? I’m so glad you asked! If you live in the city or the suburbs or think chickens are gross or too much work or you just can’t do it because you don’t know enough or or or… this post is for you. There are lots of...

Shady Vegetable Garden Plans

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Friday March 08, 2013   -   By Katie

A few weeks ago I shared on our Facebook page that I was getting excited about ordering seeds for 2013. Our friend and CSA customer Joli Lorion-Fytczyk commented asking about what sorts of plants to grow in a shaded yard. What a wonderful question! She...

Visited a few farms in the area to see how others...

Blog: Stevens Family Farm   -   Friday July 06, 2012   -   By Carol

I have visited three small farms in our area and made the following observations. Farm One - raises lot poultry around the farm house, and I saw very few grasshoppers, but it was hard to walk around with all of the chickens and ducks about - we are talking...

Ducks are happy, but I think for this to work, we ...

Blog: Stevens Family Farm   -   Thursday July 05, 2012   -   By Carol

The ducks are doing well, they stay around their little wading pool mostly, so I move it around the yard often.  Our ducks like checking out the chicken pens, and our hens like to follow the ducks around the yard.  It is fun to watch.  The...

Our Ducks are starting their job!

Blog: Stevens Family Farm   -   Monday July 02, 2012   -   By Carol

Our ducks are making themselves at home, and are eating up tons of grasshoppers!  Our chickens have been very curious about our new ducks, and 'visit' them often!  We even had a few roadrunners grazing on the grasshoppers by the ducks this afternoon!...

Firsts

Blog: Seasons at Procter Farm   -   Monday July 02, 2012   -   By Rebekah

I have been reading a book called The Four Season Harvest by Elliot Coleman in which he talks about plant health and pest control. The idea being that healthy plants will have less pests because their actual physical make-up is less desirable to eat...

Our new weapon has arrived - DUCKS!

Blog: Stevens Family Farm   -   Sunday July 01, 2012   -   By Carol

Once upon a time, I loved grasshoppers.  That is, grasshoppers that would show up by the pairs, and hop around for a few days, and leave as suddenly as they appeared. I no longer like grasshoppers.  With the absence of a hard freeze in two years,...

diatomaceous earth

Blog: Hog and Dogs Ranch / Produce   -   Sunday May 27, 2012   -   By Brien and Debbie

Looking for more information, We use diatomaceous earth for pest control with our livestock and in are garden, we give table spoon to our horses daily and use it on our plants to keep the bugs down. I have also left a tub with it in the pasture for the cows to...

Eggplants Under Attack, Buff Chanteclers on the Wa...

Blog: Red Barn Heirloom Gardens   -   Saturday June 20, 2009   -   By Darren

We spent the warm muggy day weeding in the garden which provided lots of treats for the pigs.  They really have adjusted well in just 3 days on the farm.  Our friend, Bob Fenrich and five of his kids came over and with our family of five...


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