In Praise of the Tripod Orchard Ladder

I know you’ve seen them, and have likely used one, but do you own a Tripod Orchard Ladder? My first…

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Box Elder Bugs

Joanie Cooper has been bugging me for some time to find a way to control box elder bugs. These are…

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Are your Seedlings too Tall?

If you raise plants from seed indoors, you may often find that they are tall and spindly. There are a…

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Black Currants

It’s good to have black currants growing in your back garden because they are so versatile for desserts and meat…

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Clay Pot Irrigation

Last year an HOS friend, Wilma McNulty, gave me a photocopy of an article on clay pot irrigation that appeared…

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Larry McGraw, HOS Founder & Friend

On January 29, 2005, Larry McGraw passed away at the age of 82, at Keizer, Oregon, after several years of…

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Composting & Compost Tea for Disease Control

Composting is the biological decomposition of organic material under controlled conditions. The heat generated by decomposer microorganisms during composting can…

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Composting for the Garden vs. Home Orchard

Do not let the following discourage you from composting or just throwing plant material on the soil. Any organic matter…

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