Materials decompose or break down into basic nutrients that benefit a flower or vegetable garden.
When any remaining scapes fully uncurl and the garlic plant’s lower leaves turn yellow, then that’s the signal to check if the bulbs are big enough to harvest.
Ammonia water spray, slug bait, and beer traps are some of the most effective ways of eradicating slugs.
Keeping plants off the ground helps with pollination, air circulation, and prevents slugs from chewing up the leaves.
It’s okay to leave stubby stems and branches for azaleas and rhododendrons, but not for maple trees. And, don’t forget to sharpen your tools.
Diluted dish soap sprayed on leaves and tape coated with vaseline can usually kill or deter catepillars.
As temperatures climb, some plants can’t tolerate the heat in a greenhouse this time of year.
Master Gardener Ed Buyarski admits he could never keep a rising bud alive himself. But his kiwi is also peeling and his garlic is at least 18 inches tall now.
If you notice your plants and vegetables are wilting or if the soil is dry and crumbly, don’t wait. Hydrate as soon as you can.
Cut potato seeds into golf ball or ping pong ball sized pieces with an eye or two, plant the seeds with the eyes or sprouts pointing up, and cover with about a half inch of soil.