How To Protect Apple Trees From Codling Moth, Organic Options

July 29, 2010 by Mario  
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McShanes nursery has weekly workshops. In this video we learn about various methods of controlling Codling Moth in Apple Trees. I am glad you mentioned codling moth! Well here lets give her a surprise. Who knows what a codling moth is? There got a terrible worth and love fruit trees and they eat all day long. That’s why we get worms in our apples, codling moths. There little traps and set and you put inside your garden right when things start to bloom and buds start to push and inside the trap is a little nugget that a bunch of scientists identified to make the males in feral. When they come out and the buds are pushing they find this trap lick it a couple of times. After that the little guys are not going to see much action and your tree is not going to have fertile codling moths laying eggs in your apples or quince producing worms. The most effective way to use those codling moth traps is once you see the codling moths start showing up in them is use the BT. Bacillus thuringiensis (or Bt) is a naturally occurring bacteria. When you know that the females are around laying their eggs in the trees on the blooms. Those eggs are getting ready to hatch out into little worms and crawl their way into the apples are quiences or whatever. If you spray at that point (with BT) then they get killed before they go into your apples. Once in your fruit there really isn’t much that you can do to them. Scientist a couple decades back found that this tiny bacteria when consumed by these

Gardening Tips & Tricks : How to Protect Your Garden From Rabbits Naturally

June 1, 2010 by Mario  
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Protect a garden from rabbits naturally by sprinkling cayenne pepper around the flower bed to discourage pests from coming near. Use strong-smelling spices to deter animals from eating flowers withplant tips from a sustainable gardener in this free video on gardening. Expert: Yolanda Vanveen Contact: www.vanveenbulbs.com Bio: Yolanda Vanveen is sustainable gardener who lives in Kalama, Wash. Filmmaker: Daron Stetner

You have the power to protect our Seed Heritage – Join The Sacred Seeds Challenge

April 30, 2010 by Mario  
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Global climate change, loss of habitat, aggressive agricultural practices, pollution, over-harvesting and the loss of generational medicinal wisdom are threatening our culturally and scientifically significant plant species, and the medicinal wisdom that surrounds them. Without intervention, we could be facing a dramatic global loss of biodiversity. In response, New Chapter, Organic Gardening, and the William L. Brown Center at the Missouri Botanical Garden have joined together to create the Sacred Seeds project, a world-wide network of seed sanctuaries devoted to preserving biodiversity and plant knowledge. Ethne Clarke, Editor-In-Chief for Organic Gardening, and Tom Newmark, CEO of New Chapter, unite at Luna Nueva in Costa Rica, home of the first Sacred Seeds garden.

Gardening Tools & Accessories : Using Covers to Protect a Garden

April 14, 2010 by Mario  
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Covers can be found in almost every household. Learn about gardening covers and protecting plants from anaward-winning horticulturist in this free home landscaping video. Expert: Stan DeFreitas Contact: www.mrgt.net Bio: Stan DeFreitas, also known as “Mr. Green Thumb”, has experience as a urban horticulturist working for the Pinellas County Extension Service and has taught horticulture at the St. Petersburg College. Filmmaker: Christopher Rokosz

Gardening Tools & Accessories : How to Protect Plants from Cold

April 1, 2010 by Mario  
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Tips for protecting plants from cold temperatures. Learn about gardening in cold weather from anaward-winning horticulturist in this free home landscaping video. Expert: Stan defreitas Contact: www.mrgt.net Bio: Stan defreitas, also known as “Mr. Green Thumb”, has experience as a urban horticulturist working for the Pinellas County Extension Service and has taught horticulture at the St. Petersburg College. Filmmaker: Christopher Rokosz