Get rid of some apples now to get bigger and better tasting ones at the end of the season.
Keeping plants off the ground helps with pollination, air circulation, and prevents slugs from chewing up the leaves.
Master Gardener Ed Buyarski has tips for getting the most out of your peonies flowers. He also answers a question about mulch for rhododendrons.
Propping up plants keeps them away from slugs and ground moisture. It also helps with air circulation which mitigates mold and mildew issues.
Master Gardener Ed Buyarski recommends digging them up, hosing them down to wash off the soil, and using a hatchet to cut and separate each clump’s roots. Divide up the plant so that each tuber or gnarly root section has at least two to five buds.
In the latest segment of Gardentalk, Master Gardener Ed Buyarski suggests using horticultural lime to sweeten or change the acidity level of your garden soil. Bags of lime are usually found in home improvement or garden outlets around Juneau.
Use a trellis or other support for your perennials, vegetables and other plants so they don’t break or become victim to slugs, birds and fungus.
Peony flowers are supposed to be the next big boom in Alaska exports, and now a Southeast grower is giving the cash crop a shot.
Recent Gardentalk segments include how to defend your garden from the ravages of porcupine and a feature of popular plants in the buttercup family.