Linda’s posting this week made me nostalgic for some good old garden guru advice, so I couldn’t help but zip on over to Jerry Baker’s web site (www.jerrybaker.net) to see if he had anything interesting to tell me. I wasn’t disappointed! Here is one of his recommendations: Three-minute eggshells “Place eggshells in the microwave for … Continue reading A Tip from Jerry Baker
Over the last two weeks I’ve been dwelling on the information that people get about gardening from various sources. I’m not talking about really serious gardeners – I’m talking about the guy down the block who might grow six tomatoes, two cucumbers, and a head of lettuce. He’s got 6 trees on his property and … Continue reading How to get the information out?
This past weekend I had the opportunity to speak at Epcot Center in Florida. It was, without a doubt, one of the highlights of my career so far. I spoke 6 times over the course of 3 days. The focus of my talk was garden remedies. I started by talking about Paris Green (a good … Continue reading Disney and Japanese Beetles
People often ask me about the most dangerous pesticides — the ones which they should be careful to avoid. There are lots to choose from: Di-syston (aka disulfoton) is really bad. Rotenone has some potential problems that make it scary, as does copper sulfate. But for my money the worst thing out there is something … Continue reading My Least Favorite Pesticide
Last week I took a look at old, out of print books that are worth finding and reading. This week I think I’ll take a slightly different track and instead turn my attention to a book that is currently in print, but which shouldn’t be. In fact, 1001 All-Natural Secrets to a Pest-Free Property by … Continue reading As Bad As It Gets?