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DETERRING MOSQUITOS WITH CATNIP

The Iowa State University Department of Entomology recently presented the results of a study on common catnip. They concluded that an essential oil in catnip is very effective at repelling mosquitoes.  When placed in a garden, small doses of catnip oil were 10 times more effective than DEET. While the researchers don’t know why mosquitoes […]

Ohhhhhhh baby its HOT in here !

Heat Stress in plants is a response to extreme temperatures of air or soil. When that happens, the metabolism stops the photosynthesis processes and switches to an all out effort to cool down. Hydrangea wilted from heat not lack of water.                                                             Thank you Garden Housecalls ! In some cool loving plants, the metabolism stops […]

 
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