Spring Garden Tips

Manage Pests in the Garden with Bacillus thuringiensis

Organic farmers and home gardeners have been using Bacillus thuringiensis, referred to as Bt, for decades to manage pests in the garden. This naturally occurring microbe found in the soil, produces proteins that are toxic to the larva of certain insects.

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Celebrate Earth Day on April 22

Be part of the world's largest secular celebration and join billions of people around the world as we celebrate Earth Day on April 22.

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Invite Frogs and Toads into the Garden

Celebrate National Frog Month by inviting insect and slug-eating toads and frogs into your garden.

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Growing Potatoes in the Garden or Container

What is white, red or yellow, can be eaten fresh, fried or even raw and is one of the most important staples of the human diet? If you guessed potato, you are right.

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Grow a Pollinator Friendly Garden

Give nature and your garden a helping hand this season by creating a pollinator-friendly landscape.

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Harvesting Rain Water with Rain Barrels

Don't let all that rain run off the roof and down the storm sewer. Capture it with a rain barrel to use for watering ornamental gardens and containers.

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