Laura Avery talks to Tony Peltier of Ladybugs Forever about natural pest control. Worm casings are rich in nutrients and work as a natural repellent to white fly, aphids and other pests. Tony also reveals the secret of killer snails -- these seashell or corkscrew shaped snails eat the eggs of the vegetarian snails that take over gardens and plants. It’s economical, too -- $15 will get enough snails for 200 square feet of garden space.
It’s also asparagus season! Asparagus are in their prime now -- grown in Stockton with bright green and fresh stalks. Peeling the stalks is not necessary, the lowest inch is simply snapped off. To keep asparagus fresh, store them out of a plastic bag in a small amount of water at their stems. Fresh asparagus can last up to two weeks in the fridge.
Music Break -- Strict Scrutiny -- Cougar