It’s Spring Time! Get Your Garden Ready For Some Fun

Spring is the time when people come out of their homes and spend some time outdoors. It is the season of blooms and butterflies. Most people start working in their garden by the end of the holiday season, but if you are late no issues. You still can work out in your garden space and plant some amazing flowering plants […]

Gardening tasks to Do in April

The North Paper Mulch, For home gardeners with limited space to devote to vegetables, paper mulch offers the following advantages: increase yield, earlier har­vest, and elimination of hard cultivating work. The most satisfactory paper mulch fastening for small gardens has been found to be placing stove wire, binder twine, or laths_ along each edge of the paper strip, tying it […]

April Gardening to do list by hardiness zone

Learn the monthly garden tasks for your gardening hardiness zone. Do you know what your hardiness zone? Once known, then find the required task. Zone 1 Finish planting bare-root trees, shrubs, roses Prune roses, then apply dormant spray Apply dormant spray to trees and shrubs before they leaf out Spade or till garden beds as soon as the soil is […]

SPRING LAWN CARE

SPRING LAWN CARE By Dr. Leonard Perry Extension Nursery and Greenhouse Crops Specialist University of Vermont Your lawn has just survived another long winter. In order to restore it to its former lush, green glory, it will need to be raked, renovated, repaired, and fertilized. First, make sure there is good drainage. You cannot grow grass in standing water. Drainage […]

Spring Clean-Up

Lately, I have been reminded of the classic German chorale melody that organists know as “Schmuecke Dich”.  Johann Crueger composed it in 1649, and in some Christian hymnals the first line of the hymn sung to the old melody is “Deck thyself, my soul, with gladness.” When I go outside to do a spring clean up in my garden beds […]

TILLING THE GARDEN AND OTHER APRIL GARDENING TIPS

While it may be true that April showers bring May flowers, April also brings warmer weather, longer days, and our first chance to do some outdoor gardening. Peas, onions, parsnips, spinach, and other cool weather crops can all be planted in the garden towards the end of the month, provided that the soil isn’t too wet. Proper garden preparation is […]

THE STINKING HELLEBORE – Gardening

My mother, a woman for whom good taste meant a great deal, would not have approved of Sarah, our gray half-grown kitten. Sarah, for whom happiness and flatulence seem inextricably linked, is not always fit for polite company. Fortunately she loves to go out into the garden. Mother would also have looked askance at another denizen of my beds, the […]

Spring planning your garden

The days are getting noticeably longer, so I am reasonably optimistic about the prospect of spring weather arriving sometime soon. So optimistic that I believe that there may actually be a morning within the next couple of weeks when the weatherman does not predict “chance of rain mixed with snow, possibly heavy by nightfall.” When the season finally turns, I […]

Spring Vegetable Gardening

In May gardening begins in earnest. April weather is too uncertain for many vegetables to be planted in the open and even early May cannot be trusted far. By the end of the month, however, practically the first planting of everything we wish to include in our program is in the ground. Tomato plants must be guarded carefully against frost, […]

How Would You Get Your Garden Ready For Spring?

Come the summer, your garden should be an abundant lush place, perfect for relaxing and enjoying the sunshine. Spring is the time the garden comes back to life after its winter hiatus and with this handy gardening guide, the time you spend getting your garden ready will certainly pay off. Maintenance tips and more The guide covers everything you need […]