Hello fellow readers, Last week we spoke about the importance of testing your soil’s pH before adding supplements as lawns and different plants require different pH levels. John from Bangor asked how to test his soil. Sure you can buy a pH test probe and there’s the tried and tr
Hello fellow readers, To lime or not to lime, that was the question from Craig of Andover. His brother Chris of Blairstown then asked if there was a moss killer he could use. True there seems to be a routine among perfect lawn enthusiasts to lime every spring and fall without knowing
Hello fellow readers, Rebecca of Andover received a dormant, bare-root apple tree via mail order and wondered the best way to take care of it until it can be planted. What a wonderful gift! They are doing a backyard renovation and plan to include apple trees in the mix. Apple trees so
Hello fellow readers, I knew little about straw bale gardening until I met Peg and Ed who are entrenched volunteers of the Kearny Community Garden. Peg, a retired 6th-grade teacher of 52 years I believe she said, is still teaching; but now her students are gardeners from age 8 to 93.
Hello fellow readers, One of the plants my colleague Marty and I touted in our recent talk at the Springfest Garden Show on Deer Resistant Plants was ornamental rhubarb. Artie stumped us when he asked for the botanical name. Rheum, pronounced ree’um, is the genus of rhubarb but
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