Category / organic pest control

July 18, 2014
This year’s garden late June For years, we have always tried to use mostly organic products around our yard and gardens. Since I started beekeeping almost four years ago, everything had to change. It was no longer an option to be non-organic. Going chemical free was important for the bees and important in the long…

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June 3, 2013
If you are like us, you enjoy growing, harvesting and eating home grown fruits, vegetables, and herbs.  As we have transitioned to gardening entirely organically at Tilly’s Nest, we have come to learn of some fascinating gardening techniques that can help you get the best from your plantings.  One such technique is companion planting.  Companion planting involves…

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December 12, 2011
A little while back I had posted about tiny little bugs invading the outside of the coop and run.  Well since then, their population has been slowly increasing.  I never found them on the chickens or in the coop and I would only find them early in the morning and at dusk.  During the day,…

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December 1, 2011
Looking for bugs Bugs.  Tiny little jumping and flying bugs are all over the coop.  They walk about on the cedar shakes of the coop roof and as I go to pinch them, they jump.  They jump like popcorn.  These tiny little bugs are everywhere.  What are they, I have no idea, but after a…

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May 24, 2011
Three Silkie Bantams enjoy a breakfast of bugs Termites were found in one of the new planting beds at my son’s school.  As we are practicing organic gardening techniques, it was only natural to think of the chickens to help eradicate these unwanted pests.  My friend who owns the farm in Cotuit arrived around 9:30am…

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Sharing an inspired life from the New England seaside. Chickens, Bees, Gardens, Art and Yummy Goodness.