With gardening season upon us in West Texas I have been planting seedlings at a regular speed. Problem is they are growing like the hulk! 10 days ago I planted a new round and I've now gone squash crazy! I'll save you the time of counting there is 26 squash plants right now! Now I do have 7 varieties :) sooooo get ready for a crazy summer friends we are packing the farmers market this year with 4 times the garden space!
We all love summer but as the weather gets warmer the flies get worse and worse. We have a bush out front of our house that I swear just attracts every fly in town! I wanted to get rid of them but I didn't want to kill all the wonderful butterflies it also attracts. So I went about finding a new way to kill them all. I had some empty Tazo tea bottles I simply poked a pen sized whole in the top, added 1/2 cup of water, 1 tablespoon of sugar, 1 tablespoon of dish soap, and 1 tablespoon of syrup.Now I do find that these work better if you place them in the sun :O) If you want to use a bigger container simply multiply the ingredients. Make sure your hole is only about the size of a pen cap! Then they can't seem to get back out.lol