Compost is one of the most significant elements of successful gardening. The making of compost contributes significantly to both the garden and the gardener. It is the essence of recycling; it is the very foundation of organic gardening; and it illustrates the deepest and most meaningful cycle of life and death. As recycling goes, what … Continue reading The Philosophy of Composting
[The author, Dave Green, answers a question as to why a gardener’s plum tree did not produce fruit. Dave points out the difference between pollinators and pollenizers.] “Plums need pollinators to make fruit. How is your bee population? Pollen doesn’t move by itself, even if they are self fertile. Bee populations in many areas are … Continue reading Pollinators or Pollenizers?
Saint Patrick’s Day remains one of our nation’s most celebrated holidays nearly 250 years after the first American celebration took place in Boston in 1762. While a few traditions have changed, the ceremonial planting of potatoes around St. Patrick’s Day remains strong, according to Burpee Chairman and CEO George Ball. “Customer interest in potatoes has … Continue reading Potatoes and St. Patrick’s Day