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Consider benefits of square-foot gardening

You have this thought that you want to garden this year. You want to grow something – anything – but you don’t have a big … Full story    

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Consider varieties of crabapples – some aren’t even crabby

Crabapple branches drenched in white, pink or red blossoms are a strong enticement to go out and buy one of these trees. First, however, put … Full story    
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Do your homework before ordering plants by mail

You can buy trees, shrubs and flower plants through the mail that are as high-quality as those you can get locally, and often in greater … Full story    
Published:  April 19, 2015

Jade plants (and other succulents): Go easy on watering

A friend called me a few weeks ago concerned about the sunken, blackened areas on the trunk of her jade plant. When I suggested that … Full story    
Published:  April 12, 2015

Feel like planting tomatoes? How to time them just right

Occasional warm, spring-like breezes and longer hours of sunlight kindle an urge in me to plant tomatoes, starting them indoors, of course. After all, the … Full story    
Published:  April 5, 2015

Poly tunnels an alternative to greenhouses

Greenhouses aren’t the only great cover-ups for gardeners determined to extend their growing seasons. High tunnels, low tunnels and caterpillar tunnels work well, too. Also … Full story    
Published:  March 22, 2015

Consider benefits of square-foot gardening

You have this thought that you want to garden this year. You want to grow something – anything – but you don’t have a big … Full story    
Published:  March 15, 2015

Root vegetables fun to grow for young and old

Root vegetables are a mysterious and exciting crop to grow in your garden. The best way to store most root vegetables is by simply leaving … Full story    
Published:  March 8, 2015

Starting peppers can be dicey proposition

Peppers are a staple of nearly every backyard garden. They can be grown in containers, in the ground and in raised beds. There are some … Full story    
Published:  March 1, 2015

Easy steps to start your own garden

When it comes to starting a garden, there are six keys that will help you on your journey. Find a location in your yard that … Full story    
Published:  February 15, 2015

Choosing from the 3 categories of seeds videocam

For gardeners, whether beginner or advanced, there are many types of seeds to pick from to plant each spring. All of those varieties fall into … Full story    
Published:  February 8, 2015

Jerusalem artichokes – sunchokes – growing in popularity videocam

Sunchokes, or Jerusalem artichokes, are becoming a popular root crop to grow in your garden. They are a perennial plant, which means they’ll come back … Full story    
Published:  February 1, 2015

Growing onions successfully can be tricky

Onions are a staple of many backyard gardens, but many gardeners have problems with onions for several reasons. The main problem is that they sometimes … Full story    
Published:  January 18, 2015

Getting off on the right foot in the garden

When we garden, we want to do the least amount of work and get the most out of it. Getting off on the right foot … Full story    
Published:  January 11, 2015

Facing challenge of thwarting houseplant pests

Now that winter is here, scale insects have started showing up on my potted citrus tree and some orchids. How many other plant pests lurk, … Full story    
Published:  January 4, 2015