Trees Along the Pecos

I received this question from the contact tab on our website yesterday. Question: Say your brother had some land on the Pecos River and wanted to plant some trees on a “shelf” in the river. That is, the water level would only be a few feet below the surface. What should he plant? He wants to do fruit trees, but I think it may be

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Caterpillars in the Vegetable Garden: Part I

Have you ever served broccoli at the dinner table only to find green worms cooked in your food? Yuk! A client of ours says she’ll never grow broccoli again. Too many worms. And she refuses to dump poison on her food to kill the worms. We’re showing her how to grow organic food that does not have caterpillars.  The cabbage worm eats holes in the

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Slugs and Snails in the Vegetable Garden

It’s August and everybody’s vegetable gardens crank out delicious organic food. Yum-oh! But sometimes gardeners find holes in the middle of the leaves of their vegetable crops. Large holes. Many of them. Who’s the culprit? Caterpillars? Grasshoppers? Beetles?  Or maybe snails! Snails and slugs both glide through your garden on a ribbon of slime, the shiny, sparkly stuff the snail in the photo above is

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Squash Bugs in the Vegetable Garden

Tiz the season . . .  for squash bugs to attack. They’ll torment any member of the squash family, especially winter squash, summer squash, and pumpkins. But they also go after cucumbers, cantaloupe (including other melons like honeydew), and watermelon. Like all true bugs (see our blog More Bugs That Suck) squash bugs have needle-like mouth parts. They stick their sharp little beaks directly into

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