Yes, Millipedes can be Pests

In general, millipedes are considered beneficial soil animals that help break down decaying organic matter. Outside of greenhouse environments, they just plain don’t cause crop damage that has warranted consideration. But when I harvested my rutabagas this year, I noticed dark tunnels running through many of them. This was not typical of wireworm damage, which […]

Peanut Butter and Electric Fences

Deer can get into your mini farm and deal enormous destruction in a short time. Generally, we have good luck by sprinkling some commercial deer repellent along the tree line from whence deer enter. This works well if done before any planting and renewed about six weeks later. But once the deer have started eating […]