The Bio-Control Game Changer – Anystis baccarum

“The biggest thing in biological pest control since chemical resistance.” Anystis baccarum, or The Crazee Mite (also known as the Whirligig Mite) is a cosmopolitan (world wide distribution) predatory mite and an impressive destroyer of common greenhouse, ornamental and agricultural pests.  Adult Anystis finishing a green peach aphid. The Crazee Mite is known for controlling... Continue Reading →

When to plant Garlic (South West BC)

In the garden forums I subscribe to there is a constant stream of garlic-planting related questions from September to November. They usually follow a similar pattern: Early in September the question arrises "Is it too early to plant garlic?" Then the usual question: "When is the best time to plant garlic." Then later we hear... Continue Reading →

How to Control Thrips

How to control Thrips using no chemicals or sprays. Learn simple procedures regularly used in commercial greenhouses for protection against thrips damage in ornamentals and agriculture.

How to control the Coreopsis Beetle

Control of the coreopsis beetle is a multi-step process. First, get rid of the adults, and then prepare for the damaging larva left behind. This article explores non-toxic methods of coreopsis beetle control.

Photos – Year over Year

Typically, I write something then illustrate with photos. Here, I just decided to show each crop and how it looks compared to last year. My annuals rotate and some of the varieties and arrangements have changed, but you'll get the idea. First photo of each will be last year.   Perennial 1. Blueberries. Not much... Continue Reading →

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