Tag: pests

Europe Here I Come

Europe Here I Come

| May 21, 2017 | Reply

Europe Here I Come – I’m rushing to leave my house in three hours for my Late Bloomer Europe tour. I’m visiting friends new and old, and meeting loyal Late Bloomer fans in person. I love my fans as much as I love my garden, and while the weather is nice in the U.K., Amsterdam […]

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Tomato & Tobacco Hornworm Pests

Tomato & Tobacco Hornworm Pests

| February 24, 2016 | 2 Replies

Tomato & tobacco hornworm pests can devastate your garden, specifically your tomatoes, peppers and eggplants. I first heard about the hornworm from my neighbor, Jim, who appeared in my first tomato episode. I felt lucky I had not seen one! For a couple of years, I visualized having to get a pair of tongs to pull […]

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Cutting My Losses with Melons and Beans

Cutting My Losses with Melons and Beans

| July 28, 2015 | 8 Replies

Cutting My Losses with Melons and Beans – It seems the garden was healthy and lush for way too brief a time this July. The start of the month was stupendous and I was filled with expectation of two months of production before issues took over. In spite of all that I have learned in […]

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The Ultimate Seed Swap

The Ultimate Seed Swap

| July 26, 2015 | 1 Reply

The ultimate seed swap took place in the late bloomer garden last Saturday thanks to the world wide web. A young Philippine gardener, daughter of a farmer, found Late Bloomer online and subscribed. We communicated a couple of times, and a few weeks ago she wrote to say her mother was coming to visit her brother and wife […]

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Order My Tomato DVD!

Order My Tomato DVD!

| May 8, 2015 | Reply

Order my new tomato DVD! Destined for sale on Amazon, “Growing Heirloom Tomatoes,” the five part series, is available to order here at a discounted price for a limited time. I worked hard to bring you a colorful DVD cover and disc that you will be proud to own, or give as a gift. From […]

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Growing Heirloom Tomatoes Part 4!

Growing Heirloom Tomatoes Part 4!

| December 19, 2014 | 2 Replies

Growing Heirloom Tomatoes Part 4 covers the bounty of August, both in many pounds of colorful tomatoes and lots of issues from catfacing to sunscald and brown widow spiders. Did you know they are taking over Southern California? Don’t miss the very cool original music of Late Bloomer composer Jon Pileggi! Growing Heirloom Tomatoes Part […]

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Learning about Raccoons

Learning about Raccoons

| December 15, 2014 | 5 Replies

I’ve been learning about raccoons this week. I had hired wildlife capture professionals Animal Capture Wildlife Control to humanely trap and relocate raccoons that have been digging in my garden since September. Three traps were set on December 9th. The first raccoon was caught and relocated two days later. Read about that in “The Connection Between June Bugs […]

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Summer Garden Update

Summer Garden Update

| September 6, 2014 | 2 Replies

Summer Garden Update, the latest episode of “Late Bloomer” reveals a front yard that’s loaded with food plants. The parkway exploded from “Planting a Parkway Food Forest.” From corn and quinoa, to tomatoes, Kabocha squash, tomatillo and beans, there’s lots going on in early July. Don’t have room for a back yard food garden? Use your […]

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Fig Beetle Grub

Fig Beetle Grub

| October 20, 2012 | 14 Replies

Fig Beetle Grub. This year I discovered my first fig beetle grub, or larva. Also, known as a June Bug. Eggs are laid by the adults during the summer under pots or just under the soil surface and when the grubs hatch they burrow down and inch or two and spend the winter under the […]

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Green, Good Morn!

Green, Good Morn!

| October 2, 2012 | 2 Replies

Green, Good Morn! Just as the sun was making it’s appearance, I observed what’s new in the garden. Everything’s green! I barely spotted this 3/4″ cabbage worm resting on a baby arugula leaf. Kale’s a’ comin’! My baby kale is sprouting in a pushed up hill in the middle of my white pot. It was […]

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