Nesting boxes are great ways to bring an abundance of beautiful, fluttering birds to your yard—creating a peaceful, serene scene while also benefiting the native bird populations. To enhance your chances of a yard full of happily chirping birds and … Read Article
Can I prune my yew hedges now, in winter?
Watch this short video from GrowOrganic.com in which Patricia Boudier, co-owner of Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden Supply shows how to construct low tunnels to help protect plants from frost.
Wind chill is how cold the air “feels” outside, based on wind speed and the current temperature. For example, the outdoor temperature may be 40˚F but with the wind speed factored in, it may feel like it is 32˚ outside.
Each year we receive thousands of photos entered into our Garden Photo Contest. The winning photos are, of course, outstanding, while others are nice but nothing too special. And, unfortunately, some entries have obvious flaws. Don’t let that $1,000 Grand … Read Article
I am sowing seeds in pots indoors this winter and I will transplant them outdoors this spring. How deep should I plant the seeds in my pots?
A great, cost-effective and rewarding way to kick-start your garden is to start your seeds indoors. There are an abundance of successful methods for starting seeds, but one clever, easy-to-do technique is to use empty toilet paper rolls (or paper … Read Article
What can you tell me about growing African violets? I never have success.
Suet, animal fat from around the loin and kidneys of cattle and sheep, is often mixed with seeds, grains, nuts and fruits in a form of a cake, patty or ball to be used as bird food.
Growing plants from seed is not a difficult thing to do. To start seeds indoors all you need are containers of your choice, some seed-starting mix, a light source and water. And, of course, seeds. Many seed packets will tell … Read Article
What exactly does “semi-evergreen” mean? Is it the same as “semi-deciduous”?