Buggy Bugs

In response to recent questions, here are some suggestions from our friends at Grow Pittsburgh:
Flea beetles are a tough one.  The best practice is to prevent them in the first place with barriers like row cover.  Once the population is established, the only organic thing to do is … Continue reading

Pick those flowers!

If you have flowers on the ends of your basil or dill plants, pinch them off.  Otherwise, they’ll produce seeds.

Worm Castings

They’re great for your garden, and PA Resources Council has 1lb bags of pure worm castings for sale for $5.  PA Resources Council  is located in the CCI Center at 64 South 14th Street.  Email nancym@ccicenter.org or call 412.488.7490 X247 to purchase.

Pest identification

On Wednesday, August 15th at 6:00pm, Sandy Feather will lead a hands-on, interactive pest walth through the South Side Community Garden at Bandi Shaum Fieldwhere we can see damage to the plants and often the  organism causing the damage. We will discuss non-chemical controls such  as using floating row covers, … Continue reading

Fire Station #24

at the corner of 18th and Mary Streets has been providing water for the water buffaloes on a regular basis.  Please stop by and thank them for volunteering to help us keep our gardens growing!