Flowers for Food

  Flowers for Food by M. R. JACOBS, (Ky.) Certain flowers have considerable food value. Gardeners trying to avoid all waste will wish to make use of some of them. Flowers of pumpkin and squash probably should head the list. Those who have grown them know that the flowers of these vines are of two sorts, pistillate flowers with tiny […]

The 10 most-asked questions about bulbs

The 10 most-asked questions about bulbs Do bulbs need fertiliser? If so, when? If the choice of bulbs has been adapted to the local conditions, no fertiliser is necessary, in principle. However, if you want to be absolutely sure that they bloom next season, some fertiliser (preferable organic) could be given, immediately after bloom time. Could you trim off the […]

How to prune Apple trees

  How to prune Apple treesby Ted Adams There is no set type for the shape of a bearing Apple tree, because, depending upon variety, the younger trees will vary from growing erect and slender to open and spreading. Eventually as the tree matures, it will develop into a fine spreading type. Observe your particular tree and if it is […]

Honey and Allergies

Local Honey and Allergies, Revisited, 2009 Some years ago I wrote several articles touting the use of local honey to help alleviate seasonal pollen allergy/hay fever symptoms. I wrote that I had seen local honey used numerous times with very good effect, that it was relatively safe, was inexpensive, and that the honey itself also had other health benefits that […]