Garden Tips

Let's talk for a minute about strawberries. . .

Let's talk for a minute about strawberries. . .

There are two main types of strawberries: June Bearers and Ever bearers. June bearers produce one prolific crop per year in early summer. Ever bearers will set on two crops per year- one in the early summer and a smaller one in the fall, with a dribble in between. All...

Let's talk for a minute about early vegetables. . .

Let's talk for a minute about early vegetables. . .

Many vegetables have best flavor and production when they are grown in cool weather. Spinach is one of these. Once up, thin spinach to every four to six inches so it won’t go to seed so quickly. Mulch it, too, to keep the soil moist and keep weeds down, because...

Let's talk for a minute about raspberries. . .

Let's talk for a minute about raspberries. . .

In our harsh climate, red raspberries perform the best and are the hardiest of the raspberries. Raspberries need a cool spring to reach perfection, so crops may vary from year to year. Well-drained soil is also essential to good raspberry yield- if you haven't planted...

Let's talk for a minute about spring bulbs. . .

Let's talk for a minute about spring bulbs. . .

Spring bulbs include dahlias, gladiolas, begonias, lilies, cannas, and a few others. These bulbs have rewarded garden enthusiasts with gorgeous, show stopping blooms year after year. When you plant spring bulbs, work a low nitrogen, high phosphate fertilizer, such as...

Let's talk for a minute about early lawn care. . .

Let's talk for a minute about early lawn care. . .

Aerating your lawn in the spring will open up the root system to air, water and fertilizer, making your lawn more resistant to drought, disease, and insects. Aerating machines remove many little plugs of soil and root in a hurry, or you can do it with a hand held...

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