Seasons

Seasons

Seasonal gardening information.

hellebores - good flowers for winter beds

Keep Your Yard Beautiful with Winter Plants and Borders

Winter is a sad time for gardeners. It’s the end of the beauty that you spent so much time and effort on through most of the year. Not only is it the end, but...
how to overwinter your spring veggies

How to Overwinter Your Spring Veggies

What is Overwintering Your Garden Overwintering is the process of creating a safe dormant state for your plants during the winter months. There are several ways to do this, but the best way for you...
vegetable patch - cover soil with winter ground cover

Keep Your Soil Healthy with a Winter Ground Cover

Protecting Your Soil In The Winter Taking care of your soil is vital to producing a good crop. During the winter months though, this could prove to be quite difficult to do. After your last...
Preparing Perennials for the Winter

Guide to Preparing Perennials for the Winter

If you live where winter is cold, with temperatures below freezing, it is easy to define what winter means. However, if you live in a warmer part of the country, how do you define...
How to Plant Fruit Trees in Late Fall

How to Plant Fruit Trees in Late Fall

When most people think of fruit trees, they automatically picture hot summer days. Ironically though, the best time to plant fruit trees is in the late fall or early winter. This is because the...
Pumpkin Harvesting Safety Tips

Guide to Pumpkin Harvesting and Storing Seeds

Nothing screams the fall quite like pumpkins do. This crop comes in all different sizes and serves countless purposes. With pumpkins, you can even make everything from pies to decorations out of it. We...
10 tips perfect fall garden cleanup

10 Tips for a Thorough Fall Garden Cleanup

Whether your live in an area where the leaves keep falling, or it just starts to cool off as winter approaches, your garden will benefit from the care you give it now. Not only...

Row Covers and Other Ways To Protect Fragile Plants

Most serious gardeners will try anything they can to protect plants and improve their gardening experience. Unfortunately, there are times when you may need a little extra help when it comes to protecting your...
mulch

Start Mulching In February!

February leaves us with just a month left to gear up for spring gardening, so now is the ideal time to start mulching. If you are a seasoned gardener, you already know that the...
asparagus

The Asparagus That Ate Winter!

Grown for its edible stalks, Asparagus is usually planted in January or February, as soon as the soil is not frozen and workable. Asparagus is a perennial vegetable with a high yield – 8...
cold frame

How to Prepare a Cold Frame for Fall

A cold frame is a means to give tender plants a gentler dormancy through the winter months. It will extend the life of a heartier plant to produce a longer growing season. They are...
raspberries blueberries

Pruning Raspberries for Early Fall

There's a lot more debate to pruning raspberries than is really necessary--especially when we talk about pruning them in the fall. A lot of the confusion is caused by people not know what kind...

September is Lawn Season: Planting Seeds

We're still excited about concentrating on our lawn for September, and we're going to proceed as if we've settled the seeds vs. sodding debate. We're going with lawn seeding. That's still some territory to...
dampwood termites

Dampwood Termites Love Late August, Start Looking for Them Now!

The dampwood or Termopsidae termite is the largest of all the termite species. It ranges in size from 1/3 inch to over a ½ inch in some cases. Due to its large size, it...

Start The Year With Your New Garden Trellis

A garden trellis is a beautiful addition to any garden. It adds a nice focal point, height, and architecture to the space. It is a nice base layer for climbing plants and a great...

Planting in the January Thaw

Although not a regularity, the January thaw happens almost every year, and most parts of the country enjoy a slight rise in temperatures that last about a week before dipping back down again for...
harvesting cucumbers

Harvesting Cucumbers

Cucumbers are a relatively easy selection to grow for first-time gardeners, and they are an ideal selection for the more seasoned growers. For these reasons and the attractive versatility that the cucumber offers, they...
wisteria

5 Deer Resistant Vines For Fall Planting

We all love to see wildlife and especially deer, but we don't want them in our garden eating our plants. Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station has a list, which is accessible on their...
Plants to Grow in October

The Best Plants to Grow in October

When we think of ideal planting times, spring instantly pops to mind first. Although spring is a prime time to plant, fall, specifically October, offers some distinct benefits for planting flowers and plants. For...

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