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FRUIT FLIES FLOWN: a great organic remedy for fruit fly problems

This week my sister was visiting from Denver. Besides apologizing for the heat and humidity of our Gulf Coast summer, I found myself begging forgiveness for a hazy cloud in my kitchen. Has anyone else noticed the fruitfulness of fruit flies this year?* They're awful! I realize it could be worse --- it could be… Continue reading FRUIT FLIES FLOWN: a great organic remedy for fruit fly problems

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edible landscaping, nutritional value of plants, organic

Produce Chart with Pesticide Levels

Several folks asked for a LABELED produce chart showing pesticide levels, so here it is! RED means it is likely to have a higher level and GREEN means a lower level usually.

edible landscaping, nutritional value of plants, organic, sustainable

Always Best to Buy (or GROW) Organic Produce?

Lately, I'm getting more requests from my landscaping clients who've never considered themselves gardeners to grow their own food. And they want to do it organically. Horror stories of tainted greens drive many to question what else they might be buying in that bag of lettuce or spinach. Restaurants, bars, and even airlines blame skyrocketing prices for dropping lime… Continue reading Always Best to Buy (or GROW) Organic Produce?