Products with spinosad offer one more control option for lily leaf beetles.
Flower gardeners are a peaceful lot—at least until someone comes between them and their favorite blooms. Then, they get mean. At least some of us do.
It was about three years ago that I first heard whisperings in the halls at Gardener’s Supply of a new [...]
Plant a diversity of tomato varieties to reduce the possibility of disease.
Like many gardeners who lost their tomato crop to late blight last year, I’m wondering: How can I make sure it doesn’t happen again this year? Unfortunately, there’s no silver bullet. The most important thing you can do: be alert, be prepared.
Though cold winds chill the air and snow blankets much of the U.S., pesticide use remains a hot topic — and not only among gardeners. The most recent comments come from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Council on Environmental Health, whose December 2012 policy statement makes a clear link between pesticide exposure and children’s hea [...]
Use an angel food cake pan (or a bundt cake pan) to make it easier to shave the kernels off the cob with a sharp knife.
I used to grow enough corn that we could eat it for dinner every night during August and still have enough to freeze for winter. Once you’ve been eating home-frozen corn for a few years, it’s difficult to be sati [...]
She’s crazy, but it just might work!
Bridget Kane’s employee garden
Because we are “a company of gardeners,” many of us have employee gardens right outside the office. Here’s the story of one of those gardens:
I have always loved to use found objects for gardening, so incorporating recycled pallets into my employ [...]
A basil seedling
I had homemade pesto for dinner last night. And the night before, and last weekend, too.
Now that this year’s crop is up and growing strong, I don’t mind using up the rest of last year’s batch of pesto, which I froze in Pesto Cubes. care not to use up my stash. For me, having pesto in the freezer is like hav [...]
Terrazza planters hold tomatoes, supported by Tomato Ladders.
Gina serves lunch after the gardening is complete.
Last week — on a rare day free of rain — volunteers from the marketing department went to rejuvenate some gardens at a facility that serves Burlington’s homeless. We spent the morning digging out weeds and planting a fresh ba [...]
Chives in flower
A new variety of tomato called 4th of July, a relatively compact, indeterminate variety that is ideal for growing in containers.
Newly planted Terrazza Self-Watering Raised Bed (front) and Terrazza Trough Planter
Vegetable transplants are arriving daily, and they look beautiful. I set out a bed of mixed peppers and bunching o [...]