Is compost tea good for plants? Should I make it for my garden? Let's look at what is known about compost tea and what—if any—value it has for improving soil and feeding plants. This topic is part … [Read more...]
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Growing vegetables in winter is a new idea for many gardeners but it is possible cold climates. The two keys to success are choosing the right plants and providing sufficient protective covers like … [Read more...]
Use this traditional method to collect seeds from your favorite heirloom tomatoes and save them for future seed sowing. The most reliable seeds come from heirloom and open-pollinated varieties but the … [Read more...]
This fall garden checklist covers everything you need to get your garden cleaned up and ready for winter. It's also packed with helpful reminders including fall planting ideas, what to protect from … [Read more...]
As hummingbirds start their fall migration going south, what is the right time to remove the feeders? If we keep them up, will this delay their journey? We know sugar water gives extra energy but is … [Read more...]
Once you know these zinnia growing tips, you can enjoy these sun-loving flowers from first bloom to fall frosts. Provide rich soil, keep up with the watering, and protect those tall stems with … [Read more...]
Want nice full zinnia plants with lots of flowers? The secret is pinching. By cutting back some stems while the plant is young, zinnias respond by creating more stems and that means more buds and … [Read more...]