Tag: planting

Spring Bulbs Begin Their Season In Autumn

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UNITED STATES—Spring bulbs lack immediate gratification. They will, of course, justify their habitation of the garden as they bloom next spring. For now, they...

Crop Rotation Works For Home Gardens Too

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UNITED STATES—Vegetable gardening is not permanent landscaping. With few exceptions, vegetable plants are annuals, like bedding plants. They do their respective jobs within only...

Bare Root Stock Must Be Planted Properly

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UNITED STATES—Most of the advantages of bare root stock are obvious. Bare root stock is less expensive and easier to work with in regard...

Bare Root Season Has Already Begun

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UNITED STATES—Before all the Christmas trees were sold and relinquished their space, the smaller types of bare root stock started arriving in local nurseries....

Division Renovates Tired Old Perennials

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UNITED STATES—Autumn is a time for planting partly because it is when many plants are beginning their winter dormancy. They are, or will soon...

Bulbs For Spring Get Planted Now

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UNITED STATES—To those who do not enjoy gardening, the process of planting dormant bulbs must seem to be blatantly unproductive. Those of us who...

Crop Rotation Improves Vegetable Production

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UNITED STATES—A south or west facing fence is a perfect place to grow pole beans. Twine can be strung in a zig-zag pattern between...

Finish Transplanting Before Winter Ends

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UNITED STATES—Autumn is for planting; and for good reasons. It is the beginning of dormancy for almost all plants, including evergreens. It precedes cool...

Plant Bare Root Plants Properly

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UNITED STATES—Compared to canned (potted) nursery stock, bare root plants have a few advantages. They are less expensive, easier to handle, more conducive to...

Propagation Of Perennials By Division

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UNITED STATES—Autumn is for more than planting. It is when most of the aggressive pruning gets stared. It might be the best time to...

Plan Ahead For Coniferous Evergreens

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UNITED STATES—We all know what autumn is for. Planting, of course. Yes, it is a recurring theme; but there are so many different things...

Autumn Is For Planting – Especially Bulbs

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UNITED STATES—Autumn is for planting. Cliche? Yes, but true. Autumn is when most plants are beginning dormancy, and are therefore not so bothered by...

Division Is Equal To Multiplication

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UNITED STATES—Mathematically, division is the opposite of multiplication. Horticulturally, they are the same. Digging and splitting overgrown perennials to propagate them is known as...

Autumn Really Was For Planting

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UNITED STATES—It is easy to see why there are optimum times to prune, and just as easy to see when pruning should not be...

Pots And Pans Need Cleaning

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UNITED STATES—This is getting to be cliché. “While they are dormant through winter," plants tolerate all sorts of abuse that would offend them at...

Perennials Can Divide And Conquer

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UNITED STATES—Along with all the bare root fruit trees, roses and cane berries, nurseries also stock bare root perennials like strawberries, asparagus, horseradish and...

Straight And Narrow For Trees

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UNITED STATES—In the wild, trees do just fine without any help from anyone else. They certainly are not stupid. Their roots disperse for adequate...

Winter Dormancy Begins In Autumn

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UNITED STATES—Autumn is for planting...but not much else. While it is important to get certain new plants into the garden before cool and rainy...

Summer Is Not For Planting

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UNITED STATES—Autumn is the time for planting. Cooling weather slows plants down so that they do not mind disruption so much. Increasing rain (hopefully)...

Summer Vegetables Like Warming Weather

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UNITED STATES—Tomato, pepper and eggplant plants should be out in the garden by now. They typically get planted only a few weeks after the...
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