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Good Gourd!

Pumpkins Squashes and Gourds !!!!   Cucurbita (Latin for gourd) is a genus of herbaceous vines native to the Andes and Mesoamerica. They are grown worldwide for their edible fruit and seeds.  We grow many of these in our customers rooftop gardens!   The five domesticated species are Cucurbita argyrosperma, C. ficifolia, C. maxima, C. […]

THE TENT MAKERS

TENT MAKERS   Summer has come to an end and some of us are looking forward to a cooler seasonal change.  Especially the tent making caterpillars !!!!!   Really scary picture of a tent caterpillar nest !   LIFECYCLE   This is a specialized sub group of butterflies and moths, the young (caterpillars) of this […]

CEDAR APPLE RUST

WHAT IS THAT !   Fungal blisters on apple leaf   As the summer progresses into fall gardeners start noticing these blisters on their apple tree leaves.  It’s a fungus !!! This disease is one of several caused by the genus Gymnosporangium. Its called Cedar Apple Rust.   Life cycle on broadleaf plants   The […]

 
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