Archives : June, 2012

How to use ladybugs to control aphids

How to use ladybugs to control aphids

The familliar convergent ladybug (Hippodamia convergens) is commonly found wherever aphids are abundant. Ladybugs are considered to be a generalist predator, meaning they will eat other soft bodied insects such

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How to Prune Tomatoes

How to Prune Tomatoes

How you prune a tomato depends on if the tomato is of the determinate or indeterminate type. You need to identify which it is before you begin. This article assumes

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How to grow greenhouse cucumbers

How to grow greenhouse cucumbers

Plant seeds indoors 5 weeks prior to transplanting (February or early March), using small pots filled with a peat-based potting soil (we use promix BX in our greenhouses). Plant two

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Pollination of Fruiting Trees and Shrubs

Pollination of Fruiting Trees and Shrubs

It seems as if everyone is interested in growing fruiting trees this year, but aren’t sure about pollination. For starters, the conditions that work against fruit production are as follows;

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Basic Pest Control in Calgary

Basic Pest Control in Calgary

Ants and aphids are ready to prey! Here are some of our tried and true fixes for these garden and greenhouse pests. The best preventative measure is integrated pest management. What does that

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Growing bulbs in Calgary

Growing bulbs in Calgary

It’s time to think about fall bulbs and planning for your spring display! There is quite a selection these days in comparison to what Grandma used to plant. Tulips with

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