In The Garden

Go Hive Yourself

by Jennifer Sawyer of Go Hive Yourself I don’t like to refer to myself as a “beekeeper” nowadays as that description feels like it leans towards a keeper of bees using commercial management methods — which I did for a couple of years. My views have changed drastically since my days of ten frame Langstroth boxes with foundation (prefabricated comb) to aid in my maintenance and routine hive checks, regularly scraping off all of the…

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Not Tonight Deer!

Deer Repellent Elixirs for Your Plants by ROBIN SNYDER Tumalo Garden Market Why are certain ingredients effective? Research at the USDA/National Wildlife Research Center in Olympia, Washington, has shown that: • Repellents that emit sulfur odors, like that found in egg products or bloodmeal, provide the best control; • Repellents applied to leaf surfaces are more effective than those (such as capsules or reservoirs) that release an odor intended to create a perimeter; • Repellents…