It's very frustrating when you have tomato flowers but no fruit, or big, beautiful tomato plants but no tomato flowers at all. Thankfully, most of the time you can get your tomatoes producing with a little extra TLC. In this post, we'll look at two tomato flower problems – no flowers at all, and tomato flowers but no fruit.
Summertime may bring many wonderful things but the extreme heat is not one of them. For many, using air conditioning is not affordable nor available. Here are some tips for keeping your house cool in the summer heat, with or without AC. We use these techniques in steamy South Carolina to reduce our air conditioning bill. Scroll down to see 12 ways to keep house cool without AC.
Note: See the post “Heat Stroke – Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention” for more tips on staying safe in high temperatures.
Flooding from heavy rains and coastal flooding due to storm surges combined with heavy rains have been a common occurrence in recent years. In this post, I'll share my flood experience, focusing on the flood preparedness items I didn't realize I needed – until the storms hit. We also talk about dealing with floodwater contamination in the yard. I want to share this flood preparedness checklist with you so you can avoid the mistakes I made. [Read more…]
Mosquitoes can ruin time outside and transmit disease. In this post, we’ll discuss what attracts mosquitoes; natural mosquito repellents, including mosquito spray recipes; plants that repel mosquitoes; mosquito control tips for your yard, and ways to avoid getting bit. [Read more…]
Although the kneejerk reaction when seeing a spider might be to grab a can of Raid, there are several other alternatives to get rid of spiders naturally without exposing yourself to harmful toxins. Instead, try one of these 8 Natural Spider Repellents listed below, such as the spider spray. We also encourage you to check out the tips to get rid of spiders in your home by making it a less welcoming habitat. [Read more…]