Asparagus is the most worry free perennial plant there is for the home gardener. If you have bought some lately, then you know how expensive it is. We will be talking about bed preparation/selection, transplanting, harvesting, mulching, and propagating of the asparagus. After the initial investment, you can propagate your own seed and increase your…Read More
Well, late winter is here and that means it is time for my most hated chore. I don’t know what it is about the task of pruning that I hate, but I hate it like I hate thinning plants in the garden.
I find it really hard to cut a piece off of a tree or vine. I know that it is for the good of the plant and for my family, as it causes the plant to be able to make more and healthier fruit. So, having been honest about my detest for the job, the other problem is that it can be a confusing task.Read More
It seems everyone is talking about mulching. Most of the time when people think about mulching, they think flower beds and trees, but not their garden. Why should we use mulch in our gardens? I’m glad you asked! Mulch serves several purposes at one time and we all like things that serve more than…Read More
For those of you who are just beginning to garden, you are about to embark into a world full of pleasure and reward. Welcome! Enjoy your mistakes, learn from them. As my grandfather told me, “The basics are the same for everyone, but we all have our own way of gardening.” Don’t be afraid…Read More