Do you get flowers but no fruit on plants such as cucumber, squash or tomatoes? The flowers or fruit just falls off or rots away. Time to hand pollinate.
Have you had issues with your food crops being eaten by insects and other pests? Do your crops fail due to a late frost? You need to do everything you can to protect your crops, especially just after planting transplants or direct seeding. Row covers are the answer to these problems and more.
Mention the tropics and what do you think of? (Hint: something that grows)
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You can have some of the more cold hardy palm trees right at home in your garden even if you get cold winters. I’ll share with you the different varieties and how you can add them to your garden. (more…)
There are many benefits to growing your own healthy and fresh vegetables. While you can go the traditional route of planting directly in the ground, there are other ways to grow that are better, especially if you are space-constrained. Here are the best places to grow food. (more…)
Pruning fruit trees can be quite intimidating for the novice gardener. After all you are cutting away at a live plant and branches take some time to grow back. However with a few tips you too can prune your trees successfully and get the best fruit harvest.
The start of the new year is a cue to start doing your vegetable garden planning, what vegetables you will grow, where they will be planted and the timing of seeding, transplanting and direct sowing. It sounds daunting and a lot of hard work but it can be done quickly, cheaply, easily and effectively.