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    Bees are sometimes regarded as a menace in the backyard. They can buzz around you becoming annoying or possibly even sting you if you get them mad. The truth is that bees are very important to the productivity of your vegetable garden. Bees are the number one pollinator in the U.S. You can work...
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    If you stay out in the garden long enough, you are bound to incur a few bites or stings from insects. The worst part about them is that most of the time you don't realize you have been bit until later. To make that situation even worse, you have no idea what may have bit you. Bites from insects...
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    Yesterday I posted about the decline in bee populations, so I thought it would be a good idea to discuss one easy task you can do in case you are not getting many bees visiting your garden. You will know real quick if bees are not coming around. Ever noticed a little tiny cucumber behind a...
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    Now that summer is upon us it is time for the peskiest critter of them all - the mosquito. When the temperatures soar during the summer, the best time to venture out into the garden is right about dusk. The cooler temperatures and softer light make gardening and enjoying the outdoors very...
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    The bee has long been a friend to the vegetable gardener because of its pollinating abilities. The last several years have seen dramatic declines in bee populations - dropping almost 30% from September 2008 to April 2009 in the U.S. alone. This rapid decline in bee population was first noticed...
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