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Kentucky Wasps and Hornets

Kentucky Wasps and Hornets

Wasps. Most wasps are not hunting us down for prey or are overly aggressive. Wasps actually display a wide range of behaviors and social structures. Courting dances, determined builders, and skilled hunters all describe the wasp.

Let’s rethink our relationship with wasps. They play a valuable part in our ecosystems and like bees are beneficial pollinators.

Indoor Food Gardening: Growing Vegetables and Fruits In An Apartment

Indoor Food Gardening: Growing Vegetables and Fruits In An Apartment

Living in an apartment has taught me many new ways to grow vegetables and fruits indoors. I have discovered that gardening is not limited to a plot of soil.

For many people living in an urban apartment or condominium means they can’t garden in the traditional sense. When I left rural Kentucky for urban Wisconsin, I was very anxious that it meant the end of my ability to have food security. Not to mention that I just loved getting my hands dirty and playing in the dirt.

Planting a Humane, Wildlife Friendly Yard

Planting a Humane, Wildlife Friendly Yard

You can make your yard or garden a humane and vital place for wildlife. Habitat destruction is the primary threat to wildlife. The process of building roads and developing suburban neighborhoods is a leading cause of habitat decline.

By becoming a humane gardener and creating native habitat you create an oasis for wildlife, plants, and yourself. When you and your neighbors have friendly green space it creates corridors for wildlife to move around to find food, raise young, and live a natural life.

Growing Tomatoes in Zone 6B: Complete Guide

Growing Tomatoes in Zone 6B: Complete Guide

Homegrown tomatoes are the ultimate in taste and texture. So much better than the cardboard grocery knockoff ones. Tomatoes need some care but are easy to grow and productive, saving you lots of money.

This is a complete guide to types and varieties that do well in Zone 6B, how to choose tomatoes, and how to grow your tomatoes from seed.

Gardening With Grow Bags: Complete Guide for Zones 5 & 6

Gardening With Grow Bags: Complete Guide for Zones 5 & 6

Grow bags are a fabulous solution for people who don’t have enough land for a garden but really want one. They are perfect for small spaces such as patios, urban yards, and even a city balcony.

I’ve included lots of charts and pictures so please give the page time to load.

Grave Gardening: Back From the Dead!

Grave Gardening: Back From the Dead!

Grave gardening is a fun new trend that actually has its roots in the Victorian Age. Planting flowers around a grave was a common hobby in the 1800s both in America and Europe.

Planting around headstones, filling cradle graves, to lush plantings in forgotten rural cemeteries, grave gardening is coming back from the dead.

Best Fruit Trees for the Apartment Gardener: My Top 7 Picks

Best Fruit Trees for the Apartment Gardener: My Top 7 Picks

Recently started indoor gardening as an apartment gardener?

You may be wondering about the different plants you can grow in your own cozy apartment. Well, why not grow some mini fruit trees that will not only enhance the aesthetic of your apartment but will also bear fruit - literally!

Here are my seven favorite fruit trees for apartment gardeners like us!

Indoor Gardening: Mushroom Adventures

Indoor Gardening: Mushroom Adventures

My latest indoor gardening adventure is growing mushrooms indoors. Mushrooms are quick and easy to grow indoors. They are a nutritious food that is high in selenium and potassium.

Way back in the day, I worked at an organic gourmet mushroom farm where we grew oyster and shitake mushrooms in bags of straw that hung in a greenhouse. Now I am just growing them on a smaller scale.

5 Tips For Beginner Apartment Gardeners

5 Tips For Beginner Apartment Gardeners

Moving into a new apartment can be a hectic tiring experience. I know because I recently moved from a rural farm to an urban apartment. There can be lots to think about including how to design your space.

Where to place your plants so they receive what they need is important. . Many people want to have gardens within their apartments for many different reasons, such as aesthetic quality, health benefits, and cooking ingredients.

Building and Using Cold Frames to Extend Your Harvest

Building and Using Cold Frames to Extend Your Harvest

Imagine a snowy day in December. You go out to the garden, uncover the cold frame, and pick some nice fresh greens for dinner. This is something I do in my USDA Zone 6 garden.

Cold Frames are a great way to extend your harvest. They’re easy and cheap to build and give a lot back for the money. Cold frames allow you to eat fresh food for a longer period of time.