Lady Bugs Are Your #1 Natural Pest Control

Flower Gardening, Herb Gardening, Organic Pest & Disease Control
First, this bug has many names. Some of it's names are: lady bugs ladybugs lady beetle asiatic lady beetle Asian Lady Beetle Asian Lady Bugs Multicolored Asian Lady Beetle The Ladybird Beetle is the correct name for a Lady bug and are not bugs but are beetles. Worldwide there are nearly 5,000 different kinds of ladybugs of which 400 are found in North America. The Convergent Lady Beetle is the most common beneficial species of Ladybird beetle in North America. The life cycle of all Lady Bugs are mainly the same. The eggs are laid in the spring. When they hatch the larvae will feed for a couple of weeks and then pupate into adults. During the winter they will hibernate or will have died in the fall. Springtime they…
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Ten Ways to Have the BEST Small Farm

Ten Ways to Have the BEST Small Farm

Organic Gardening, Small Scale Farming, Soil & Compost, Watering
Start Small - 100 square feet of garden can yield up to 200-400 pounds of vegetables, using sustainable organic methods. Go To Beds - eliminate unproductive path space and create growing areas that stay untrampled for healthiest plant growth. Compost - leaves, weeds, grass clippings and kitchen waste can promote fertility. The rules are simple: keep it moist, allow for air circulation, and cover "juicy" layers with soil to keep flies out. Compost in an old garbage can if space is limited. Careful Soil Preparation - is the single most important step. To make the job easy, water deeply several days before digging, then let the soil dry just to the point where it does not stick to the spade. Take your time. Rototillers break down the soil structure I…
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