Rank #1: Raised beds - the basics
One question we didn't get to: if you're concerned at all about pressure treated lumber, don't use it or lay plastic between the wood and your soil. Amy uses pine, 2X10, untreated.
Next week: what to fill them with? [full story]
Sep 17 2018
Rank #2: Keeping annuals blooming and other late season tips and chores
Cooperative extension horticulturist Amy shares tips and to-do lists with Martha Foley. She is a regular Monday morning guest on The Eight O'Clock Hour. [full story]
Sep 03 2018
Rank #3: Get set - it's go time to plant garlic
Short version: get big, healthy local bulbs, split them into cloves, plant root end down 2" deep and 4"-5" apart. And cover with loose mulch. [full story]
Oct 08 2018
Rank #4: Cleaning out. Looking ahead.
First step in that process: killing the existing grass with a thick cover this winter to make way for new beds. [full story]
Sep 10 2018
Rank #5: It's bugs and beetle time in the garden
Aug 06 2018
Rank #6: Early warning on late blight, and how do biennials work?
Jun 18 2018
Rank #7: In the garden: Dry, drier, but not yet driest
Jul 16 2018
Rank #8: Those fallen leaves - blessing, or curse?
Cooperative Extension's Amy Ivy has lots of advice to turn the curse of those deciduous leftovers into a blessing for the gardens. [full story]
Oct 22 2018
Rank #9: What's your garden favorite in late summer?
But whether it's vegetables or flowers, there are some old, and new favorites that really come into their own. Home grown tomatoes, of course, and the strong colors of zinnias and black-eyed susans. Cooperative Extension's Amy Ivy is enjoying pole beans now, too, and sweet peas - the flowers, that is! [full story]
Aug 27 2018
Rank #10: Tuning up tomatoes for ripening, and a little planting for fall
Jul 30 2018