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Will banana slugs munch my plants?

Are banana slugs harmful to my flower or vegetable garden? I remember learning that they are beneficial but I would like to clarify. The internet is giving me very mixed answers.

By Rory Mc Donnell, | Featured Question

Is a dog latrine a bad place to grow vegetables?

I'm very concerned about the health hazards of eating food grown in the beds where a dog has pooped. At this point, I could build a fence around the whole garden to stop any further damage, but I'm wondering about the existing and persistent harm of bacteria or worms that may now be in the soil. My...

By Ross Penhallegon, | Featured Question

Is ink bad for my vegetables?

Going to start shredding various types of paper--no cardboard--and wondered if the various toners/inks would cause problems with the plants or if the plant would absorb the chemicals and I would end up eating them from the vegetables produced. Looking at onions, potatoes, peppers, cabbage and other...

By Claudia Groth | Featured Question

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Instead of leaving soil naked, coat it with cover crops

Jul 27, 2018
Grow "green manure" to keep soil from eroding, weeds from exploding and to add nutrients.

By Kym Pokorny | News Story

Wiggle your way into worm composting

Jul 23, 2018
Worm castings -- AKA poop -- add valuable nutrients to the soil and is easy to make. The hardest part is making the bin and that's not difficult.

By Kym Pokorny | News Story

Know what your plants need before fertilizing

Jun 29, 2018
Doing research up front helps you know which plants need fertilizer, how much and when to apply.

By Kym Pokorny | News Story

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Will banana slugs munch my plants?

Are banana slugs harmful to my flower or vegetable garden? I remember learning that they are beneficial but I would like to clarify. The internet is giving me very mixed answers.

By Rory Mc Donnell, | Featured Question