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Controlling Insect Pests in the Garden

Insect pests can make a mess of your garden in no time — and ruin your harvest before you have a chance to reap the spoils of all your hard work!

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Ready, Set, Grow!

Many herbs are easy to grow from seed. Here we'll focus on the direct-sow method, which works well for growing herbs throughout the season.

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Keeping Animal Pests Out of Your Garden

What are nature-loving, generally peaceful gardeners to do when voles, woodchucks, squirrels, gophers, rabbits, moles, and other furry little mammals wreak havoc in our gardens? Though the first impulse may be to grab a shotgun like Elmer Fudd and blast them to smithereens, there are some viable alternatives.