Spring is an exciting time of year in the garden. But, in the orchard, this is the time when we get to see what kind of crop we will have for the whole year! During winter pruning we get an idea about where the fruit will be located, based on the position of fruiting spurs on […]Read More
A list of posts written by ‘Leslie Parsons’..
Curated by The Grow Network
Do You Know the Squash Vine Borer? Do you grow summer squash? Do your plants go crazy and produce so much squash that you run out of friends and neighbors willing to take any more excess squash off your hands? If so, you do not need to worry your pretty little head over this painful […]Read More
I understand the frustration that gardeners experience when they are forced to use tap water for gardening purposes. For most of my gardening life, I have been on municipal water. It is true that plants don’t seem to like it. However, when I moved to a residence that had well water, I did not notice any difference in my […]Read More
Chicken Feed Ain’t Cheep In some places “chicken feed” is an old slang term meaning “cheap.” That certainly isn’t true today – especially for those of you who feed an organic, soy-free and corn-free formula to your precious flock. While working for chicken feed may not seem like a good trade off for you, starting small is […]Read More
We plant fruit tree saplings with expectations of big, sweet, juicy fruit; and plenty of it. Fruit tree dreams are the biggest dreams, because gardeners may cultivate these living treasures for 3 to 5 years before having their first taste of fruit! That is a good, long time to wait. But unlike our hunter-gatherer ancestors, […]Read More
There you sit, surrounded by seed catalogs. You have a head full of dreams about the best gardening season ever, flipping through pages of new cultivars to try and great new gardening tips to test out. Your seed is fresh, you have an ample supply of compost bursting with life, and you have more planting space prepared than […]Read More