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This juvenile mockingbird isn’t the strongest flyer yet, and is hoping that by staying still we won’t notice it perched on the eggplants.
Powdery mildew is a common garden disease during humid and warm weather. The disease is caused by a fungi that likes to grow on the surface of many plant species’ leaves. It is especially fond of members of the cucurbit … Continue reading
Here is our ginger and turmeric crop so far this year. The turmeric plants have the wide leaves and look like canna lilies. The ginger plants are in the bed on the upper left, and there is also a single … Continue reading
If it looks like someone has been cutting the leaves off of your tomatoes, take a look around for tomato hornworms. These caterpillars can get quite large (this one is actually on the small side) but still manage to camouflage … Continue reading
When most people think of stink bugs they think of garden pests, but this adult Florida predatory stink bug is a real friend of the gardener. This one is taking out a Japanese beetle that was munching on some zinnias.
We often use sandbags to hold down floating row covers, deer netting, and other temporary coverings/fencing. When it isn’t in use it gets piled in the barn. These piles apparently make a great hang out spot for this juvenile black … Continue reading