Archive for March, 2011
The hoop house is set up and just waiting for the weather to break. Maybe in a…
Learn key basics about fertilizer that will help you select the right type based on your soil composition and growing conditions.
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.
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.
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.