What are the real facts about bees dying? There has been a lot of concern about bees dying. Some bees have died, to be sure, but there has been a lot of reaction without level-headed evaluation. I have put together a list of articles that give good reasons to question the headline hysteria. Why is […]
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How to identify insect trouble The heat of summer seems to be prime time for insect populations to invade the garden. They can do devastating damage quickly, so it is a good idea to know not only what to look for, but what can be done to save your crops. My most consistently troublesome insects […]
What is a manifold and what is Netafim? Honestly, I had to look up the word manifold. I have heard it off and on my whole life, but pretty much thought of it as “part of a car.” But when I was at the sprinkler parts store (Pipeco in Nampa), explaining how I thought I […]
How is it possible that The Chocolat Bar has been in Boise for 13 years and I didn’t know about it? I don’t know whether to be mad or embarrassed! But maybe I’ll pass on either because there is no need to ruin the wonderful experience of going there last week. My daughter and I […]
Why thin plants? Some plants germinate less reliably. While succession planting is useful, when we plant a certain section of garden, it is nice to end up with a fairly uniform coverage so that we can get the size harvest that we want. We might be aiming for enough at once for dinner or enough […]