What should you prune in fall and what should wait? With leaves gone, fall is the perfect time to examine your trees, shrubs, and vines and come up with a pruning plan. It's the time to remove dead, … [Read more...]
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When indoor seed starting is taking too long, a heat mat can help seeds sprout faster. Find out the pros and cons, best tips for choosing a heat mat, and how to use one to warm the soil and encourage … [Read more...]
By saving seeds from your favorite flowers, fruits, and vegetables, you can create a custom seed collection suited to your growing conditions. If you want to try it, this tutorial on saving tomato … [Read more...]
This chart lists the optimum soil temperatures for starting flower and herb seeds. We're often told seeds need warmth to sprout but you can overdo it. Find out what your seeds need to achieve the best … [Read more...]
Can you plant those spring or fall potted chrysanthemums sold at grocery stores in your garden? The answer depends on the plant and your growing conditions. Let’s see what it takes to grow these mums … [Read more...]
If you want perennial bulbs that flower in fall and require no care after planting, autumn-flowering colchicum, crocus, and cyclamen offer lots of beautiful pollinator-friendly options. Looking … [Read more...]
Hollyhock rusts are fungi found around the globe, infecting favorite plants in the Malvaceae family. This includes common old-fashioned hollyhocks, hibiscus, and mallows. These hollyhock growing … [Read more...]