Cucumbers are loved for their fresh, cool taste and myriad of health benefits. Dehydrated? Have a cucumber or two. Trying to lose weight? Cucumber sticks with dip. Vitamin deficient? Cucumber Smoothie. Canker sores? Cucumber juice. Leaves great fresh breathe too!
If you discover a giant mosquito flying around your garden or zipping near your back porch light, do not panic. It’s only a crane fly!
Throughout the summer months, adult crane flies emerge from below the ground to mate and lay their eggs. Even though they are considered beneficial decomposers, they can also cause lawn damage. Thus, you may need to consider getting rid of them before they cause damage to your plants.
If you’ve ever seen or grown chayote, you know that it looks very similar to a pear. But it’s actually a squash with a rich nutty flavor loved by millions across the world. Sprouting and growing chayote is a rewarding gardening adventure—if you know what you’re doing.
If you’ve ever tried to do so with limited success, I’m going to give you some helpful tips that will guarantee your success next time round.