Protect Your Garden From Unwanted Animals

As a young man, I often visited my grandparent’s cabin in northern Wisconsin. The cabin had abundant wildlife, including a large herd of deer. While fun to observe, the deer would decimate the hostas in the landscape every year. After years of frustration, I replaced the hostas with plants deer prefer to avoid. You’ve probably experienced similar problems in your garden, whether you encounter deer, rabbits, or other types of animals. Animal pests can wreak havoc on plants, from veggies to trees. Fortunately, there are ways to minimize damage to the plants. Deer Deer may be the most damaging animal […]

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6 Tips For Keeping Baby Copperheads Away From Your Garden

Gardening is an experience that typically brings a lot of wildlife to your front door. In most cases, this is seen as a positive thing; however, when one of those animals, such as the infamous Copperhead, is a venomous snake, it’s easy to see why most people would love to keep them out. With so many places to hide in, Copperheads typically go unnoticed until you happen to walk upon them one day, something that almost everyone wants to prevent. So, to help, here are six tips on keeping these slithery unwanted guests away from your gardening space. Don’t Make […]

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Bee Kind Gardening – A Guide To Plant & Pollinator Balance

The word “Native” is an ambiguous definition when it comes to plants. Native to where? To North America? To a geographic region? To your entire state, county, or just your neighborhood? Plants don’t read books, but they are smart; they simply grow where they have suitable conditions for success. All plants have adopted strategies and mechanisms that send cues and signals to attract pollinators that form the foundation of our earthly balance between all plants and animals. Going All Native? Not So Fast! Maybe a gardener will choose to put in plants for a specific habitat or pick plants that […]

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Complete Guide To Lizards, Frogs & Toads In The Garden

Any gardener knows that having a familiarity with the creatures that live in their garden is crucial to raising healthy vegetables, beautiful flowers, and other pretty perfect plants. Everyone knows about the benefits that bugs and insects like worms, bees, and ladybugs bring to the garden as soil aerators, pollinators, and pest exterminators, respectively. Any gardener you ask will also have a rant cued up about the frustration of dealing with hungry rabbits, marauding deer, and interloping aphids. Less well known, however, are the pros and cons of the various lizards, frogs, and toads that are likely to call a […]

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5 Holiday Gift Ideas For Gardeners

Jung Seed is excited to offer Holiday Gifts for your gardener in your life. We have partnered with two local Wisconsin companies and one non-profit to bring you a unique selection. New Life Lavender & Cherry Farm is family-owned and located near Baraboo, Wisconsin. They have created a place where visitors can relax and enjoy the sweet aroma of lavender while admiring breath-taking views of their farm. New Life strives to provide a place for people to re-connect despite the hustle and bustle of life. Jung Seed is offering a selection of New Life’s lavender products perfectly paired with other […]

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Fall Gardening: End Of Season Tasks

Fall brings shorter days, cooler temperatures, and time to enjoy the bounty of the gardening season. Taking care of some garden tasks in the fall is an excellent way to ensure the garden is at its best for the upcoming spring season. Fall Garden Cleanup As vegetable plants decline, they can be pulled up and added to the compost pile, tilled into the garden to break down, or pulled up and covered with organic mulch. Any plants showing signs of disease or infection are best disposed of or burned to reduce the chances of disease organisms overwintering and promoting problems […]

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Deer-Resistant Gardening Tips

When you stop and contemplate how amazingly successful and adaptive deer have been in our urban environments, you have to simply admire them. They are even more adaptive than we are. The first element for us to recognize is that our homes, neighborhoods, and developments have encroached on their habitats and not the other way around.  Deer are not coming into our yards because they like our company, they are searching for a tasty meal that we’ve unintentionally provided. We, as gardeners and indeed humans, are forced into the awkward and embarrassing position of having to become smarter than they […]

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7 Tips To Attracting Reptiles, Toads, & Frogs To Your Garden

Whether you love reptiles or not, no good garden is complete without them! Garden reptiles eat critters you would rather not have around your home and plants, including slugs, grubs, caterpillars, sowbugs, crickets, roaches, worms, firefly larvae, grasshoppers, beetles, spiders, termites, and rodents. Herps are a great way to bring more life to your garden and get rid of unwanted pests. Herps is short for herptile and it stands for reptiles and amphibians. There are some easy ways to welcome them into your garden and encourage them to stay.  Here are 7 ways to provide water, food, and shelter that […]

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15 Best Plants for Pollinators

This year Earth Day is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Every year on April 22nd people get together to plan a better future for the planet. Every small change can have a significant impact on how successfully our ecosystem continues to function. Adding plants to a garden that attracts pollinators will ensure that you get to enjoy the beauty of bees, birds, and butterflies. They play a crucial part in food supply and vegetation around the world. What is a pollinator? These are the birds, bees, beetles, butterflies, wasps, ants, flies, moths, and even mosquitos. A pollinator is the carrier of […]

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How to Create a Bird-Friendly Garden

One of the joys of having a home garden is that you can attract some nature friends like birds. They make a garden more pleasant to be in and are a wonderful natural insect repellent. Various bird species feed on seeds, fruits, and insects. A few enhancements and considerations will increase the likelihood that your avian friends will be attracted to your garden or even make it their home. Birds play an integral role in the ecosystem as well because they are also seed dispersers. Creating your own happy garden can actually create happy unintentional gardens for your neighbors as […]

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