May 18 column

This is what floating row cover looks like. It's terrific!
Here is a link to my column in today's edition of The Spokesman-Review: Products boost plant health organically. This one's about how I garden organically through the use of some very helpful, environmentally-friendly products. I hope you'll find it interesting and useful.

I also wanted to mention that due to a mistake in the editing of my column, there is a confusing statement that I wanted to clarify. It reads, "The only veggies I grow that are susceptible to insects are cabbage-family crops -- spinach, Swiss chard and beets." That wasn't how I wrote the sentence and I do know that spinach, Swiss chard and beets aren't in the cabbage family (they're actually part of the beet family). The way the sentence should've read was that the crops I grow that have insect issues are cabbage family crops and spinach, Swiss chard and beets. So cabbage-family crops would include things like cabbage, kale, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, kohlrabi and the like. Sorry for the confusion!

If you ever have any questions about sources for the types of products I mentioned in it, just put a comment on this post or drop me an email at