Seasonal Gardens

Spring Planning for Summer Gardens

Spring Planning for Summer Gardens

Well-planned gardens save a lot of work, trial and error, and money. Impulse shopping for plants and materials can be fun, but if you don’t have a plan, your seeds and new plants may go to waste. Spring planning is a good way to get a head start on the summer growing...

10 Cool Weather Plants for Spring

10 Cool Weather Plants for Spring

Winter is a time of rest, with many of us leaving our gardens fallow or letting cover crops enrich the soil. We might have spent some time doing maintenance or focusing on planning for the growing season to come, but most of us were spending a lot of time indoors,...

How to Grow a Pumpkin for Pumpkin Season

How to Grow a Pumpkin for Pumpkin Season

As summer turns into autumn, the whole world is ready for a bit of change. The air gets colder and the leaves start to change colors. School is back in session, and that change brings football games, bonfires, and fun memories. For many of us, it’s a glorious time of...

Overwintering Vegetables in the Garden

Overwintering Vegetables in the Garden

Overwintering the Vegetable Garden Are you looking forward to shorter days and colder nights so you can cozy up inside? Or do you like getting out on a snowy day to discover who else is enjoying the cold? Plants have their winter preferences too. For tender perennials...

Late Summer Garden Cleanup

Late Summer Garden Cleanup

Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn It’s time to start thinking about the end of the season! Summer fades into fall at different rates around the country, so timing varies, but the principles are the same. Taking the time to do some maintenance and cleanup from season to...

Summer Harvest in the Vegetable Garden

Summer Harvest in the Vegetable Garden

Home-grown vegetables taste so much better than store-bought for a lot of reasons, and one important reason is harvest timing. Commercially grown produce is picked at the perfect time for shelf stability. Perfect taste and texture are secondary concerns to the produce...

Summer Weed Control

Summer Weed Control

Summer is a time of growth, where all sorts of plants flourish in the warmth of the summer sun - weeds included. Don’t neglect weed control in your garden. Protect your plants and get rid of the weeds so that they can enjoy valuable resources of sunlight, water, and...

Summer Garden Plant Growth

Summer Garden Plant Growth

Ah, summer! It’s the most exciting time of year for many gardeners, thanks to all of the vigorous growth you can see. It’s gratifying to see those tiny seedlings growing up, flowering and even beginning to fruit. Why Do Plants Grow So Well in Summer? Longer days mean...