The Chosen Weeds

Herb Highlight-Basil

The culinary uses of basil are well known, but the benefits of this aromatic plant go well beyond putting it in spaghetti sauce. Basil belongs to the mint family and has many varieties including Thai basil, lemon basil, and holy basil (just to name a few, there are actually 35).  It belongs to the genus
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Stink Bugs Suck But So Can I

Do your tomatoes look like this?  Do you know what causes it?  This was done by the stink/shield bug.  We were inundated with the leaf footed stink bug. There is nothing worse than getting pounds and pounds of tomatoes only to have portions of them sucked dry leaving numerous small scars behind.   That is exactly
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Slug Annihilators

Slug annihilators.  That’s what we got these little guys and gals for.  Don’t let their cuteness fool ya, they are lean, mean, slug/snail eating machines.  At least, that is what we are hoping. We just got our mail order of Welsh Harlequin ducks and we can’t wait to get them into the garden. Why Welsh
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