This is my favorite news item this year !
Time to start thinking about interesting gardening projects for next season. How about coming up with your own custom tomato variety ?
Tomatoes are really good self pollinators, however special techniques are required if you want to try to cross different varieties to create a hybrid. Wouldn’t it be fun to come up with your own hybrid tomato ?…..if it works out you could name your own Tomato Variety, after yourself or maybe your Favorite Aunt !
At any rate, here is an excellent article on the subject !
A wonderful article on this common garden pest with amazing microscopic photography.
I was always curious about why over fertilizing with Nitrogen attracts aphids, the section on the feeding habits of aphids sheds some light on this situation.
This picture says it all…..
Not too much happening in the farm greenhouse or gardens these days, so here is another fall picture from the Physic Garden at UBC and an interesting link to popular black flowers.
Another ( possibly drastic ! ) herbal solution to controlling deer…..