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All Natural Snake Repellent that really works!

August 14th, 2008

All Natural Snake RepellentBecause snakes are always on the move looking for new territories, you need a snake repellent that stops them before they get comfortable near your home!

The first line of defense is cleaning up any clutter that may be around your property. Do not make it easy for snakes to hide. Make sure all garbage cans are tightly closed. The garbage will attract rodents, which in turn attract their predator, the dreaded snake.

The second line of defense is a good snake repellent. There are many different types of snake repellents on the market, many with chemical additives that are harmful to your children and pets. We prefer using All-Natural NOCDOWN III Cedar Oil for a “chemical free” snake repellent.

Unlike mammals, which mainly rely on their sight and hearing, snakes rely primarily on a smell receptor known as Jacobson’s organ; they can’t tolerate the odor of cedar oil repellent. It will make the snakes weak and disorientated—and they will quickly leave the area.

NOCDOWN III Cedar Oil Snake Repellent is a concentrate that you mix with water. It is in compliance with the USDA National Organic Program for use with livestock and crop production.

Every 2-3 weeks, spray the repellent on and around areas where snakes are present: rocks, boards, flagstones, even cracks and fissures in foundations and crawl spaces. When spraying areas of soil, we recommend applying a thick layer of NOCDOWN III. This method works great for campers.  It’s a great way to keep snakes away from campsites and tents!

All-Natural NOCDOWN III Cedar Oil Snake Repellent spray solves your disturbing and sometimes dangerous snake infestation problems.

Funny looking mold on my mulch

August 8th, 2008

Dear Master Gardener: I have two questions. My first questions deals with this funny looking mold (I think) that is appearing on my landscape mulch. Could you give me some more information about this mold? Here is a photo.

mulch mold
 My second question deals with my Veronica plant. As the plant grew this spring, it started to have the bottom leaves turn brown and die. I did not treat it any differently than the year before so I am a bit confused as what approach I should use for my plant. I have also added a photo of this plant.

brown veronica plant

Thanks for your help!

Photo of the Heirloom Tomato Plants we purchased!

August 1st, 2008

customer gardenHere are some photos of our English garden, finally redone. I thought you might like to see some photos of the wonderful plants we purchased from you. The Amish Paste and Brandwines have exceeded our expectations. Keep in mind, this is an organic garden, totally–no pesticides, no artificial fertilizers. Regards, Lyn

customer garden 

Nematode for Grub Control

August 1st, 2008

I am looking for a particular species of nematode for grub control. Can you ID the species that you distribute? Thanks for any help. Darrell

Pumpkin Plant Has No Female Flowers

August 1st, 2008

Just wanted to ask a quick question. All my pumpkin plants are doing great and I have a large number of pumpkins. But the cotton candy pumpkin, has a large number of male flowers but no female flowers yet?? Is there a problem? I do notice some white powder on some of the leaves on this plant which I am planning on treating this evening. Does it normally produce female flowers late? Thanks, John

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