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Do Spiders Spin More Webs in October or Do We Just Notice Them More?

Do Spiders Spin More Webs in October or Do We Just Notice Them More?

2 by / on October 22, 2013, 7:43 am / in Farming/Gardening, Ponderings

That’s the question in the Market this week. Spider webs have always been part of Halloween spookiness, so I wanted to know if we see more spider webs in October because there are more webs. The answer is, actually, yes. Spiders are around all summer, eating other insects we consider pests, enjoying sunshine and warmth, and the smell of dirt […]

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A Gardener's Friend: The garden spider.

Inviting Friends to the Garden: Or Organic Pest Control 101

2 by / on May 19, 2013, 12:20 am / in Farming/Gardening, Preservation Projections

The farming season is in full swing, which means most of our energy these days is going into hoeing, planting, pest control and very soon now, harvesting. By FAR the worst job is Pest Control. Actually, it’s the only bad job in the garden. Planting, harvesting, even hoeing have satisfying rhythms to them that invite reflection, listening, paying attention and […]

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