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If slugs bug your garden, nibbling little holes in plant leaves, set orange halves upside down in the garden as traps. Empty them each morning.


Phenology - a fancy word for a down-to-earth concept.  What exactly does it mean? Phenology is the study of the timing of biological events, such as the migration of birds, the emergence of insects, and the flowering of plants. Why should you care? Actually, phenology often provides a pretty accurate timetable for when you should be doing what in the garden. An example of this is the old folk suggestion that you should plant your corn when the oak leaves are the size of a squirrel's ears. Or you may have heard you shouldn't fertilize your lawn until the forsythias begin to bloom. These nature-based indicators can help you pinpoint exactly the right time to plant, prune, or prepare to deal with insect pests. Might even make more sense than trying to schedule your garden activities around zone maps and last frost dates in the back of a gardening book!


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