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I have containers of plants in my...
I have containers of plants in my office, and they seem to be attracting gnats. How can I get rid of the gnats without exposing my coworkers to insecticides?
If they are adult fungus gnats (tiny, nervous black flies), drench the soil with insecticidal soap until no more appear. If they reappear, you’ll need to kill the larvae by repotting the plants in clean pots with fresh potting soil.
Taken from https://www.almanac.com/fact/i-have-containers-of-plants-in-my
Growing a Pizza Garden by the Editors
February 9 is National Pizza Day! A pizza-themed garden bed is a fun way to grow your favorite vegetables—and also makes an excellent project for kids. Not only does it include the ingredients for pizza toppings, but also it’s actually pizza shaped too, so it’s easy to see the link between what you’re growing and the food you’re eating!
A recipe-themed garden bed is such a great way to introduce kids to the excitement of growing the food that will end up on their plates and, hopefully, in their bellies!
What to Grow in a Pizza Garden?
Every pizza ‘slice’ is filled with one of your favorite toppings. How many slices you need depends on how varied you and your family’s appetite for different pizza toppings is!
Of course, any pizza garden plan needs to include tomatoes—essential for making into paste and slathering on any pizza!
Then add your favorite toppings. Our personal must-haves are chilies, oregano and basil, but others may prefer onions, spinach or garlic!
It’s just a shame you can’t grow your own cheese—planning space for a milking cow could be taking it too far!
To make it easy to position plants in their slices of the pizza, you can also sub-divide it into beds using strips of wood or another material.
Pizza Garden Plans
Here are a couple of examples of pizza garden plans including all the ingredients of the most delicious garden pizza ever—because this is one that you grow yourself!
Plan #1: Basil, Garlic, Onion, Oregano, Pepper, Spinach, Tomato (Cherry), and Tomato (Regular)
Plan #2: Basil, Broccoli, Cilantro, Eggplant, Garlic, Onion, Parsley, Pepper, Scallions, Tomato (Small)
Tomato Pizza Pie Garden
Janice Stillman, Editor of The Old Farmer’s Almanac, decided to just plant tomatoes, but planted in a pizza pie shape in which each tomato plant sits on the edge of a slice. Growing tomatoes in a circle is as easy as pie!
Taken from https://www.almanac.com/video/growing-pizza-garden
Till next time this is Becky Litterer, Becky’s Greenhouse, Dougherty, Iowa firstname.lastname@example.org 641-794-3337 cell 641-903-9365