Friday, September 26, 2014

Love Your Purslane

Doreen's presentation on aromatic herbs at our meeting on the 23rd was very informative. She included a demonstration of how she makes herbal vinegars and explained how she uses them and their benefits.

She also told us about the benefits of purslane, yes, the weed that covers our veggie beds. The rest of the world eats it!

Monday, September 22, 2014

Apple Maggot

Apple Maggot is now in Powell River!

As mentioned in Bulletin #12, in early September we discovered larvae in Gravenstein apples
growing on Invermere Court. We recognized right away that these were not codling moth
caterpillars, with which most of us are quite familiar. These damaged apples looked

Summary Of Summer FF Activity

In this bulletin I am trying to pull together a summary
 of how things have gone for us this summer in Powell River
with regards to all the various fruit flies -
 including a new one we have just discovered!

My observations are only based on the feedback that I have received, but here is what it is
looking like. . .

Thursday, September 11, 2014

First Meeting Of The Season

Doubtless everyone is still busy in the garden but Fall is approaching and that means our monthly fix of learning, chatting and swapping. 

The speaker for our first meeting is Doreen Bonin from Texada Island.

Doreen will be speaking about