Notes from the Lake

The official Blog of Lake Austin Spa Resort.

Root Knot Nematodes

24th June 2013

 

These parasitic worms infest plant roots and rob them of water and nutrients. They are microscopic worms, but the damage to roots is very apparent. They are more common in sandy soils and can be introduced when soil is added to the garden, from soil on tools and garden implements or from infected plants.

It is easy to see the difference between the healthy okra root and the other roots in the photo below.

These are not nitrogen nodules which are found on the roots of beans and other…

Do you return from a vacation carrying extra “baggage” around your waist?  If so, try some of the following hints.

Pack your walking/running shoes and workout clothing and wear them often!  You’ll see sights that you might miss when traveling by car, you’ll enjoy the fresh air and you’ll burn calories without much extra effort.

When the weather’s not cooperating for outdoor activity, get in a quick workout at the fitness center at the hotel.  Or, find a nearby health club. …

“Anybody can be a runner.  We were meant to move.  We were meant to run.  It’s the easiest sport.”
--Bill Rodgers

Secret 1: Start: Every mile, 5K and marathon starts with a step.  Depending on your fitness level and exercise history, the start of your journey towards becoming a runner could be taking a few steps down your driveway or jogging a few intervals during your walk.

“If you run, you are a runner.  It doesn’t matter how fast or how far.  It doesn’t matter if today is…