Your Questions Answered: Tomato Thieves

Question: We always love your articles and website. Keep it up!! In this past weekend article on tomatoes, you didn’t answer the burning question: what did your brother do about the squirrels??????? They have already chomped the small tomatoes that were forming on our one plant and I know they are just waiting for more.

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Baby Spiders!

It’s like the wild animal kingdom around here lately. We discovered dozens of these newly hatched garden spiders (Argiope aurantia) crawling all over the sides of the compost bin at the community garden the other day. I’m glad I brought this little digital camera with me, even if it’s a crappy one. I wasn’t going

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Mantis Watch 2009: HATCHED!

I woke up this morning to the news that the mantids had begun hatching from the egg case (aka ootheca) and were filling up that little bag. I honestly didn’t think it was going to happen and had been wondering if the case was a dud. Turns out I was just too impatient. I bought

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