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Fall Vegetable Plant Question

October 19th, 2009

Hi! I have gotten plants from you before and I love them.  Also I love how you stand behind your products. Thank you. I am in Florida and I want to do more planting of veggies – mostly tomatoes and spinach. Which of your tomatoes are good for Florida at this time of the year, […]

Can you tell me about split leaf philodendron?

October 16th, 2009

Can you tell me about split leaf philodendron? Someone told me that are horrible about tearing up your house in search of water. Is this true? Thanks, Vicky H. Answer: Hmmm… sounds like someone has been watching Little Shop of Horrors!  Monsteras deliciosa or split leaf philodendrons come in two varieties, climbers reaching upwards of 30 […]

Fall Asparagus Care

October 15th, 2009

When should asparagus ferns be cut down? Are there benefits to fertilizing asparagus plants in the fall? What are the best soil amendments to use in the asparagus bed? Reading Fall Asparagus Care will answer these questions and more.

How To Plant Bare-root Strawberry Plants

October 14th, 2009

This short video shows how easy it is to plant bare-root strawberry plants, which are shipped each spring. Just remember to keep the soil moist around the strawberry plants the ……..

How to protect rose bushes during the winter

October 13th, 2009

I have new double knockout rose bushes. Please recommend a cover for our long winter where temperatures go as low as minus 20 F.  Thanks, Armande Answer: For Zone 4 here are some general suggestions. First you want to make sure you have cleaned away any leaves or old mulch that might be left, eliminating […]

Growing in containers in London

October 12th, 2009

I am new to growing vegtables and herbs and I am looking for advice for the growing season.  I have a south-facing balcony and I am interested in what are the best fruit, vegtables or herbs to grow in a South-East UK climate. I am particularly interested in growing peppers and tomatoes but what else is there to […]

Crab apple tree problem

October 9th, 2009

What should I get for a crab apple tree that bloomed in the spring but then dropped all the leaves in the summer and did not make fruit for the first time? It is an old tree. Thank you, Cindy Answers: You do not mention what part of the country your crab apple tree is […]

Vacation All-Natural Anti-drought Treatment

October 6th, 2009

Imagine leaving for your long-awaited vacation with no worries.  Your work is caught up, your home is secured, your plants are cared for without a plant-sitter.  Yes, it's possible. Houseplants and landscape plants that are accustomed to TLC when you're home can now be left unattended in your absence.  There is a product called Vacation […]

Guide for Fall Tree Care

October 2nd, 2009

Fall Tree Care People tend to think of trees as a part of the landscapeas self-sufficient as brooks and almost as permanent as boulders. Yet trees can be quite vulnerable, especially when young. Extension educator David J. Robson likens trees to children and argues that in order for them to get off to a good […]

Seed starting problem

September 30th, 2009

I have planted carrots, radishes and spinach all from organic seeds from Lowe’s. They don’t seem to be growing after planting indoors or out. I purchased organic dirt with food already in the soil. What am I doing wrong or what do I need in my soil to help them grow? Rebecca Answer: I am […]