Squash those bugs!

Squash bugs are here, and if you haven’t seen the damage the adult’s toxic saliva can do to your squash and zucchini plants yet, you may have noticed their brown jewel-like eggs under the leaves. The best thing to do now to prevent widespread damage is to search for and destroy...

Beetlejuice!

Cucumber beetles are out! The beetles that are emerging now had overwintered and are out to mate. In about a week, females will lay eggs in the soil and once hatched, the larvae will nibble on corn roots before developing into cucumber beetles. Adult cucumber beetles eat leaves and stems of...

Heartland Health Cen...

Thank you to Laurie Odell from Heartland Health Centers for this guest post! Getting a call a couple of years ago from Becky Rico at Peterson Garden Project was pretty exciting as she said they wanted to get a community garden going in Uptown!! As a member of the Community Advisory Board for...

Summer Fungi Aren...

Summer weather has begun! While heat and humidity are favorable to growth for many of our favorite summer fruits and vegetables, they are also favorable to many diseases in the garden. The first signs – yellowing leaves, brown streaks, and white fuzzy patches – are easy to ignore...

PGP is Growing ̵...

PGP is growing! And we’re not just talking about tomatoes – we’re bringing a brand new, permanent, edible community garden to Uptown that will expand our education and food access programs to the community. GrowUptown is about providing more: more space for the community...