A Swarm Of Ladybugs So Huge, It Showed Up On National Weather Service Radar

“National Weather Service meteorologists noticed something puzzling on their radar screens in Southern California on Tuesday evening — a big green blob. “It was very strange because it was a relatively clear day and we weren’t really expecting any rain or thunderstorms,” Casey Oswant, a NWS meteorologist in San Diego, tells NPR. “But on our radar, we were seeing something that indicated there was something out there.” So the meteorologists…

Miami Bans Monsanto’s Roundup Weedkiller

Miami Beach Coast, Florida (Photo by Hoberman Collection/UIG via Getty Images) “Miami city commissioners voted to outlaw the use of all weedkillers containing glyphosate on all city-owned property Thursday. City employees and contractors will have to find more eco-friendly alternatives to use on city streets, sidewalks, and parks, and residents are strongly advised to discontinue use of glyphosate on their lawns and gardens. The ban is effective immediately. City commissioner…

Cotton Might Not Be King for Long, Hemp is Making a Comeback in Levi’s Jeans

Hemp is one of the most powerful plants in the world, producing twice as much fiber as cotton, using far less water and pesticides… and fixing the soil while it’s at it! Because of its misunderstood association with marijuana, it’s been illegal to grow in the United States for over 80 years. But luckily, for the people and the planet, Congress finally passed The Hemp Farming  Act in the farm bill in December,…

DIY Bean Trellis For Any Vegetable Garden

“When you have a large garden the DIY project possibilities are almost endless. You can build anything you wish if you have some extra time and some money to invest. So, if you’re looking for a new outdoor project, then this beautiful bean tunnel might be the inspiration you need. The owner of the tunnel is April from Wahsega Valley Farm and made the tunnel for her large and impressive…

The Ultimate Guide to Butterflies & How to Prevent Their Decline

[embedded content]“Butterflies and moths have been around for millions of years. They used to be a common sight in gardens, but numbers have declined since the 1940s along with our other native wildlife species such as bees and hedgehogs. It will come as no surprise to hear this loss is due to destruction of natural habitats such as wildflower meadows, peat bogs and ancient woodlands in favor of intensive farming…

Gardening Know How Sponsorship Recipient: Oak Valley Youth Garden

This year, Gardening Know How’s School and Community GardenSponsorship Program was fortunate enough to help support 20 gardens with $1,000 each. These gardens represent a wide array of community and school programs, from Florida to Saskatchewan and many places in between. Each has its own unique and powerful story, and we’re excited to share them with you. Every other week we try to highlight one of our sponsorship recipients to…

Sun Protective Clothing and Accessories That Give You Peace of Mind

Whether you’re sensitive to sunlight or just looking to protect your skin from the sun’s harsh rays while dabbling in outdoors activities, like gardening, wearing the right clothing or accessories is important, and Coolibar has you covered – literally. While many of us don our sunglasses and perhaps a hat when we head outdoors, this isn’t enough. And if you think slathering on all that sunscreen and going about your…

Ray Padula Keepin’ It Green Giveaway

Ray Padula products are the perfect garden solutions to helping you keep your earth green. In this weekend’s Gardening Know How giveaway (June 7-9, 2019), you have the opportunity to win a prize package from Ray Padula that will assist you in creating the lawn and garden of your dreams. This prize packages features the following products: Ray Padula Heavy Duty 5/8” x 50’ Garden Hose Ray Padula PRO Thumb…

Getting Snippy in the Garden

Get snippy with me! It isn’t often that you get encouraged to be snippy, but within the context of lawn and garden care, I assure you, it is completely okay. Getting snippy in the garden isn’t about attitude, it’s about having the right tools for the job. And, I did say tools – plural. Using the same pair of snips for all gardening tasks can actually damage the blades and…

Biodegradable Coffee Cups Embedded With Seeds Grow Into Trees When Thrown Away

Here’s an amazing idea that really proves to you that anything is possible with the right approach. A small team based in California, USA that goes by the name of Reduce. Reuse. Grow. has devised an ingenious new type of coffee cup with seeds inside the walls. You can plant the cup when you are done and the seeds grow. Some thought has clearly gone into this project: One thing…