Get rid of some apples now to get bigger and better tasting ones at the end of the season.
Plants with moldy garlic stems or skins should be cleaned and processed separately.
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.
Diluted dish soap sprayed on leaves and tape coated with vaseline can usually kill or deter catepillars.
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.
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.
Tips and pointers for those brand new gardeners hoping to use their yard or deck to help supplement their fresh vegetable supply while they are hunkering down.