Gardening
Gardening

Nov. 1-7: In the garden, it’s time to...

Be ready to run out and cover tomatoes and peppers with blankets or plastic if temps drop below 35 degrees.

Oct. 25-31: In the garden, it’s time to...

Adding a good layer of compost and shredded leaves and turning the soil now means all you do in the spring is plant seeds.

Oct. 25-31: In the garden, it’s time to...

Adding a good layer of compost and shredded leaves and turning the soil now means all you do in the spring is plant seeds.

Oct. 18-24: In the garden, it’s time to...

Check those container gardens for bugs before you bring them inside for the winter.

Oct. 18-24: In the garden, it’s time to...

Check those container gardens for bugs before you bring them inside for the winter.

Oct. 11-17: In the garden, it’s time to...

Plant a cover crop in any naked spaces in the vegetable garden. Clover (either red or white) is my personal favorite.

Oct. 11-17: In the garden, it’s time to...

Plant a cover crop in any naked spaces in the vegetable garden. Clover (either red or white) is my personal favorite.
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Oct. 4-10: In the garden, it’s time to...

Make a list of problem spots in the garden, and get them on a timetable for resolution.

Sept. 27-Oct. 3: In the garden, it’s time to...

Always plant goldenrod. Unfortunately it gets bad rap because it blooms at exactly the same time as ragweed.

Sept. 13-19: In the garden, it’s time to...

Order your bulbs before all the good ones are gone. You can always by the old standards of daffodils, tulips and crocuses, but if you want anything a little spicier, get online or order some catalogs.

Sept. 6-12: In the garden, it’s time to ...

Time to start investigating the cause of your lawn's trouble spots.

Aug. 30-Sept. 5: In the garden, it’s time to...

Remember to pick your zucchinis and half-ripe tomatoes before you leave, and take them with you. Vegetables need a vacation too.

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How a movie connected me (and my suburban Philly garden) to a Macedonian beekeeper from halfway ’round the world

One of the nice things about movies is they way can unexpectedly connect you to someone halfway around the world, living an entirely different kind of life.

Aug. 23-29: In the garden, it’s time to ...

Plant cabbage when soil and night temperatures are cool, but if we wait for those conditions, the plants won’t have time to grow up before Christmas.

Aug. 9-15: In the garden, it’s time to...

Stop wasting your basil! Yes I know it is a beautiful plant and the spikes of flowers are interesting to look at, but that’s a plant that really needs to be deadheaded.

Aug. 2-8: In the garden, it’s time to...

Guard against mosquitoes, freeze the blueberries, clear the view.

July 19-25: In the garden, it’s time to...

The best way to keep plants looking good is to cut off flowers as soon as they are done blooming.

How to get free plants and gardening gear (and make friends, too)

You don't need to bring a plant to swap, but it's good manners.

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