Growing Tips

  • Beginner’s Guide To Seed Saving

    Everything you need to know to get a repeat performance of your favorite edibles next year without ever buying new seeds again. If left to them their own devices, fleshy […]

  • How To Have a Weed-Free Garden With No Work!

    How To Have a Weed-Free Garden With No Work! Thank you to: Have you ever thought of a weed free garden and thought to yourself,  “impossible!“. Well think those […]

  • Can You Plant Garlic Cloves If Papery Cover is off?

    Here’s a good question: “What do you do about the cloves where the paper skin comes off as you are separating them? This can easily happen when pulling apart a […]

  • Gateway Beds Down for the Winter

    Great autumn weather made last Saturday’s garden clean-up a pleasant afternoon for all. Teams of gardeners removed dead flower stalks from the Lowndes Ave. front garden. Others, like me, pulled […]

  • Garlic: So Easy, So Rewarding

    IT WAS HARD for me to believe how easy it is to grow garlic! And ever since I saw and tasted how much better it is than store-bought–oily and aromatic, […]

  • Use Straw To Cover Gardens for Winter

    The chill in the air says it’s almost time to put our gardens to bed. One of the best ways to do that is to use straw. I recommend straw […]

  • STRAW: The Best Winter Blanket for your Garden

    From Barbara Wildfeir, Cornell Cooperative Extension Master Gardener The chilly nights are telling us it’s almost time to put our gardens to bed. And, if we’re smart and use straw, […]

  • Vertical Growing, French Marigolds, and Solutions to Ant Hills

    Below is a list of the various types of netting and clips demonstrated in the Vertical Growing Workshop.  Be creative and don’t be afraid to try something new to get […]

  • How To Grow Vegetables In Containers

    Tuesday, February 22, 2011 Many people have neither the time nor the space for a vegetable garden. But nearly everyone has at least a sunny windowsill, indoor or outdoor spot […]

  • Vegetable Planting Schedule

    Here is an article by Cornell Cooperative Extension on vegetable planting times on Long Island. Time to plant.pdf

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