A chemical in spices and food additives may be an effective organic insecticide

It’s popular to bash seemingly frivolous tax payer funded scientific research but I think most people would agree that a vast majority of research is worthwhile. There is some really interesting research happening over at the US Department of Agriculture that may have the potential to spill over into the organic gardening area. A naturally … Continue Reading →

Painted lady butterflies in abundance

Just about everyone knows what a monarch butterfly is and about its amazing migration to and from Mexico. But not nearly as many people have even heard of a painted lady butterfly; until this year that is. Reports of painted lady butterflies were all over the twittersphere last week. The most popular one I saw … Continue Reading →