Tuesday’s Tips — Powdery Mildew

How annoying is powdery mildew? Very! It always seems that the minute we have every other pest and scourge finally under control, back comes the powdery mildew. Unless you have a really extensive outbreak, it's relatively harmless, but make sure  you take action at the first sign of it. If you don't you'll have some... Continue Reading →

Tuesday’s Tips — July Gardening

It's getting really hot pretty much everywhere, so we're going to focus on keeping your plants well-watered. Plants transpire (evaporate) water vapor through tiny holes on their leaves — mostly on the underside. This helps to cool the plant and draws nutrients from the soil and roots to the upper parts of the plant. On hot... Continue Reading →

Tuesday’s Tips — May Gardening

Mary Beth and I are crazy-busy in our gardens and in our clients' gardens. To make things a little more challenging it's also prime time for garden writing and we're both a little overwhelmed right now. We'll leave you with a few helpful tips to tide us over until we can catch our breath. Planting... Continue Reading →

Tuesday’s Tips — Soil Testing

Mary Beth and I decided to have our soil tested a few weeks ago. We were curious to know if all the work we've been putting into improving the soil over the past few years would show up in the test results. The bottom line is: of course the addition of all those organic amendments,... Continue Reading →

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