Got gnats buzzing around your houseplants?

Enjoying your houseplants but noticing some small flies zipping around the soil? They may be fungus gnats.  These dark, delicate-looking flies look similar to mosquitoes. They’re attracted to light, so you first might notice these pests flying near windows indoors. Check your plant pots. If the soil in the pots is overly moist, fungus gnat …

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Snails and slugs can mow down your spinach

It’s National Spinach Month, and a good time to consider growing your own little crop of greens.  This easy to grow plant is generally seeded directly into the ground, and not transplanted. Check out this video on planting and harvesting spinach.  While the featured yard is in zone 5 versus our Marin zone 9, all …

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