The Good and Bad of Bugs

When we garden, we try our best to keep bugs away. Although most bugs are harmful, some are actually beneficial to our garden. Some of the good bugs include, ladybugs, praying mantis, and spiders. But the bad bugs are, Aphids, snails, and slugs. There are obviously a lot more good and bad bugs out there, but these are a few common ones!

Not only are ladybugs a sign for goodluck, they keep predators away from plants. Ladybugs prey on aphids, mites and fleas. dill, dandelion, and common yarrow are a few of the many plants that ladybugs are attracted to.  With only being less than a quarter inch long, they sure eat a lot of aphids in there lifetime. In Fact, they consume thousands.

The Praying Mantis is always a unique bug to see, but little do most people know, they keep our beautiful plants from harmful bugs. The bugs they protect against are caterpillars, moths, beetles, and crickets. Some of the plants that praying mantis like are dill, grass, and shrubs. Lucky there two front legs keep away all the predators.

Not all spiders are bad. Although some may sneak into our homes, they do well to our gardens. They prey on aphids, caterpillars, and grasshoppers.  But if they do crawl inside your house, don’t be too alarmed. They also prey on bed bugs and fruit flies. Spiders like any tall plant because its easiest to make a web around.

Aphids, on the other hand, are bad for plants. They produce fungus which hurts the plants and may even kill them. They are small and have a sharp mouth. It is a nightmare to have these pests invading your harvest.

Lastly, snails and slugs are commonly found in gardens and will hurt the crops in no time. Although they are tiny, they will eat what’s left of the planted seeds overnight. Try keeping your plants in the sun or in dry areas to avoid these pests.

April 21st, 2022|

The Value of Citrus

Citrus is known for its sweet and sour fruits. It comes in an array of colors and flavors to choose from. No matter if you like lemons, limes, grapefruit, or clementines, Cameron Nursery has a fruitful supply just for you.

Not only is Citrus a go-to refresher on a hot summer day, it’s also packed with vitamins, nutrients, and serves more purposes than just another color in a fruit bowl.

Have you ever reached for a glass of vitamin C when you had a cold? Well, thanks to the citric acid packed, zesty flavor of citrus, it probably helped to shorten the duration of your cold. Vitamin C is capable of repairing and improving the immune system. Because of all its benefits, vitamin C is a necessity.

Your skin feeds off the great ability citrus has to improve your well-being. It makes for the perfect skin food! After a long day in the sun, citrus will help renew the damaged skin. Not only will it help your skin from ageing, it will give it a beaming glow. When life gives you lemons, put them in a glass of water and sip your way to clear skin!

There are so many ways to incorporate citrus into your day! It adds a unique touch to many meals and drinks. Whether it is lemon meringues, lemon bars, or lemon water, the possibilities are endless. But lemon is not the only form of citrus that will up your recipe and give you all the benefits. A pinch of lime is a healthy touch to any mexican cuisine. Oranges are great in smoothies, desserts, or just sliced up! There are so many types of citrus to choose from and ways that it can be a good supplement to almost anything. You can even try it chocolate covered!

Cameron Nursery is known for its wide variety of citrus trees. It is located in the heart of Coachella Valley where they get a fair share sunshine all day long making this the perfect place to plant a tree that bears citrus year round. They have endless rows of Vitamin C. The tangy aroma that comes off the fruit filled trees is always a pleasant scent when visiting Cameron Nursery. Even in the heat of the day, it’s worth the sweat to pick from this plentiful selection of fresh fruit. And not to mention the warm welcome by Lucy the cat, the guardian of the nursery.

August 5th, 2019|