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Fall chores include beetle watch

September 27, 2010 Last week fall was officially ushered in, even as summer is having a hard time closing the door on its way out. At exactly 11:09 p.m. Sept. more »»

When is an herb really a vegetable?

September 3, 2010 Remember that old joke from when we were kids? When is a door not a door? When it is ajar. Get it? So when is an herb not an herb? The answer is, when it is a vegetabl. more »»

Saving seeds for gardening success

August 30, 2010 I’m sorry to see the vegetable garden coming to an end. Oh, sure, there are still the late season peas and beans, carrots and new plantings of spinach and garlic to winter over. more »»

History where you least expect it

August 23, 2010 I wouldn’t exactly say I have a lot of experience as a forager. When I was young, my grandmother would send me into the yard to gather mushrooms after a summer rain. more »»

Weeds don’t have to be annoying

August 9, 2010 Not everyone who hears how much I enjoy pulling weeds is surprised. In fact, what is most surprising is the number of people who agree. ‘‘It is therapeutic,’’ someone said to me recentl. more »»

How to avoid a repeat of last season

July 19, 2010 Nearly every person who spoke of their vegetable gardens last summer said the same thing, ‘‘Late blight got my tomatoes. more »»

How to avoid a repeat of last season

July 19, 2010 Nearly every person who spoke of their vegetable gardens last summer said the same thing, ‘‘Late blight got my tomatoes. more »»

Some plants are worth the wait

July 5, 2010 I’ve waited on a lot of plants over the years. It’s difficult for a gardener to insist on instant gratification. Plants take time and there’s no getting around i. more »»

Leaf beetle is one heck of a pest

June 28, 2010 A few weeks ago, I wrote about the Viburnum Leaf Beetle, a devastating insect that just recently ventured into Ohio from neighboring states and Canada. more »»

Tips on resisting pest attacks

June 21, 2010 A few weeks ago I wrote about a new pest arrival to Ohio that attacks our viburnum shrubs. more »»

Using the good and bad brine

June 7, 2010 About a month from now we can expect two things to happen in the garden, one good and one bad. The good thing is the start of cucumber season, or in my case, pickle season. more »»

Using the good and bad brine

June 4, 2010 About a month from now we can expect two things to happen in the garden, one good and one bad. The good thing is the start of cucumber season, or in my case, pickle season. more »»

What we don’t know can hurt us

May 31, 2010 aNo one told me when I was falling in love with my viburnum that danger could be lurking at any moment. I bought the plant several years ago and put it just outside my bedroom windo. more »»

Understanding complicated labels

May 24, 2010 I have to admit to being speechless when someone recently asked about using urine as fertilizer. more »»

Bringing southern gardening to Ohio

May 17, 2010 We’ve already been through several phases of our spring gardens in Ohio, but I recently spent nearly three weeks south of the border — the Ohio border, that is — and spring was much further along... more »»

Soil texture important to plants

May 10, 2010 Anyone who gardens in Ohio knows that soil textures can be different from one backyard to another. more »»

Composting is a way to go green

April 26, 2010 April 22 was Earth Day. If you’ve been reading the paper or watching the news, you’ve seen photos and read accounts of nearly every community taking part in the celebration of our planet. more »»

There’s still time for tulips and lilies

April 19, 2010 Earlier this month, we celebrated Easter and along with it, we celebrated spring. In many cases, those celebrations included gifts of potted tulips, daffodils and lilies. more »»

Avoid diseases in new seedlings

April 12, 2010 For those who like to start their own seeds, either for vegetable or flower gardens, there are two little words that can bring about feelings of dread and despair: ‘‘damping of. more »»

The greening of the garden

April 5, 2010 This lovely spring morning, I looked out my window at the front garden and groaned. Over the winter, a horrible thing happened because we neglected to mulch last summe. more »»

 
 

 

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