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January 25, 2018

We made it, part IV, the finale of this series on gardening for good bugs. In the course of my research and writing, I have learned so much, and I hope that you have as well. I find it to be grounding (pun intended) to connect bigger picture ecology to what gardeners d...

January 18, 2018

In parts I and II of this series on gardening for good bugs, I've discussed the kinds of plants that nourish good bugs, attracting them to our gardens. For part III, I will discuss the gardening practices that encourage good bugs to take up permanent residence. Since t...

January 11, 2018

Welcome to part II, butterfly larval food sources. Seeing butterflies in the garden always feels like I've been given a front row seat to watch a very special dance performance. As discussed previously, all flowering plants provide nectar that adult butterflies feed on...

January 4, 2018

Given the bomb cyclone, I'm glad that I had previously decided to spend the month of January discussing topics other than my vegetable garden. My winter protection of straw and floating row cover works great for typical January weather (and even a few inches of snow),...

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