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Web or tent of Eastern tent caterpillar. Photo by Greg Hume (Greg5030), CC BY 2.5,, via Wikimedia Commons (cropped)

Gardening Tips: Berries and Pests

August 25, 2021 at 2:15 pm

Editor’s Note: We’re dipping into Michelle Smith’s archive for gardening tips that remain timely. This column first appeared on 22 August 2018.   What to do this week It is all about harvesting this time of year, and how to keep up — just don’t sleep, and you will doRead More

By Matt MacGillivray from Toronto, Canada - Black-capped Chickadee, CC BY 2.0,

Winter Preparations: A Slightly Lazy Gardener’s Guide

October 28, 2020 at 12:15 pm

Editor’s Note: We’re reaching into Michelle’s Smith’s archives for posts as useful now as when they were first published.   What to do this week It’s time to wrap up the gardening season, but there doesn’t need to be a wholesale effort to rake and tidy up before winter. It’sRead More

A ladybug, (Coccinella sp., probably C. septempunctata) with aphids on a weed. Photo by Greyson Orlando CC BY-SA 3.0,

Gardening Tips: Put Down the Pesticide!

March 27, 2019 at 12:20 pm

What to do this week There may not be any garden insect pests in view just yet but they are still there. They’re slumbering in the soil or the half-rotten dropped fruit you didn’t get a chance to rake up last fall — all waiting for that first warm dayRead More