I have a squash vine growing larger than I thought it would. Can, or should, I prune squash?
Commercial fertilizers have numbers on their labels that show how much nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium is present. When the fertilizer is “balanced” the numbers will all roughly be the same—for example, 5-5-5, would be an “equal” amount of nitrogen (N), … Read Article
There comes a short pause in a veggie gardener’s time just after all the plants are in and before the battle with weeds or pests begins. This is the perfect time to plan for the fall.
Will spreading pine needles around the base of my blueberry bushes increase the acidity of the soil? I know they like acid soil.
Whether they need to save money or they just want to live more self-sufficiently, many people are turning to DIY projects and homemade products to get things done around the home. For gardeners this might include creating our own compost, … Read Article
Just as a flower gardener will carefully choose ornamentals to achieve a good color scheme, so should the edibles gardener consider color a major factor in the garden. This would be for a different reason, though: Nutrition.
Do I have to change the soil in my containers before planting them, or is it OK to reuse what’s left in there from last year?
Sponsored by: small changes with a big impact Hydrangea Do you ever feel like your garden needs a complete makeover? Well, don’t let it overwhelm you. As with any large project, the best approach is to carve it up into … Read Article
Impatiens is a shade-loving tender perennial (often grown as an annual) that blooms in a wide range of beautiful colors such as reds, purples, pinks, whites and oranges. While they are popular selections with long-lived, eye-catching blooms, they are becoming … Read Article
Some dahlia tubers I was storing are moldy. Can I treat them somehow and plant them?
One of the biggest annoyances for many gardeners is finding unwanted insects feeding on plants in their yards. These irksome bugs often leave flowerbeds, trees and shrubs with unfixable damage and the gardeners with unfaltering frustration.