Archive for March, 2011

Spring is in the air…

The hoop house is set up and just waiting for the weather to break. Maybe in a…

Continue Reading March 30, 2011 at 7:36 PM Leave a comment

Fertilizer Facts

Learn key basics about fertilizer that will help you select the right type based on your soil composition and growing conditions.

Continue Reading March 24, 2011 at 5:39 PM Leave a comment

Bulbs aren’t just for spring. Dahlias, Glads, Lillies are all good choices.

Many gardeners remember to plant spring-blooming bulbs such as daffodils, tulips and crocus in the fall but often forget to plant summer-blooming bulbs, corms and tubers when spring arrives.

Continue Reading March 21, 2011 at 10:25 AM Leave a comment

The Pros and Cons of Using Mulch

You may not find the phrase “mulch volcanoes” in the dictionary, said a University of Illinois Extension horticulture educator, but the concept has been gaining ground and can create problems.

Continue Reading March 9, 2011 at 7:56 AM Leave a comment

Do-It-Yourself: Seed Balls

Seed balls are a great way to bring life to vacant land. The combination of seeds, clay, and potting mix is a simple delivery system that protects the seeds, holds on to water, and contains enough nutrients for sprouts to get started in poor soil. No tools or digging necessary! Seed balls are simply scattered on the ground to wait for the next rain.

Continue Reading March 3, 2011 at 11:55 AM Leave a comment

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