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Tiny Mantises

Tiny Mantises

The baby praying mantises are out in force! Its always exciting, because theyre one of my favorite insects, but makes mowing slower because I never want to hurt them. This yard was full up! I think a lot of people never notice them, but people dont look for insects! These are smaller than they appear,though one is the bigggest I saw, think the scale compared to a blade of grass. (I didnt think I could get this clear of a…

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Ruth Stout Potatoes

Ruth Stout Potatoes

I did some experiments with the Ruth Stout mulch method this year. Had trouble in the brassica bed but it was a terrible brassica year for everyone. My potatoes sure are happy though, but potatoes usually are. These were just set on the ground and covered in mulch

Lifesucking early beefsteak fruits

Lifesucking early beefsteak fruits

I always read that indeterminate bell peppers and tomatoes do not need early fruit removed. But so many times I have seen one fruit grow large while the plant languishes. In the usual fashion, my tomatoes with either small fruits had far more vegetative growth, and had flowers whereas the plants with tomatoes had no flowers and less vegetative growth, despite being ostensibly large varieties. And whats worse, when a tomato produces a single decent sized or large fruit it…

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