Rank #1: In the garden: Dry, drier, but not yet driest
Rank #2: 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]
Rank #3: 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]
Rank #4: A cool spell this week could pause the growing season
Rank #5: The joy of gardening in late summer
Horticulturist Amy Ivy says donât give up on the garden if it looks like a mess in late August. She has some advice for reinvigorating the late summer garden. [full story]
Rank #6: 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]
Rank #7: 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]