Pick strawberries in the morning, when they are still cool, and put them in the refrigerator right away. Wait until right before eating or cooking them to wash them with cool water.
To pick things at their peak, try and harvest from your garden in the morning which is when plants are full of moisture and nutrients. You can preserve the flavor and nutrients of leafy greens and root crops by putting them in the refrigerator.
There are a many different plants that you can use to attract bees and butterflies to your garden. Some herbs that bees visit include lavender, oregano, mint, basil, and marjoram. Butterflies like zinnias, honeysuckle, azaleas, asters, salvia, butterfly bush, dill, fennel, parsley, sage, lavender, marigold and much more.
The next time you boil or steam vegetables, don’t pour the water down the drain. Use it to water in your garden and you’ll be amazed at how the plants respond to the “vegetable soup.”