Oct 07, 2013 — First: it isn't time to plant garlic yet, according to Cooperative Extension's Amy Ivy. She says October 1 used to be the time-post for planting garlic, but the end of October is now the accepted date.
There are plenty of other chores to fill a gardener's time, however. Cleaning out the perennial beds, moving some things with extra care are all on the list in this week's conversation. Go to full article
Sep 23, 2013 — Scattered frost doesn't necessarily mean the end of the vegetable garden. Some tender leafy plants won't survive (basil, winter squash...), and fruits like tomatoes and eggplant won't ripen in such cool weather, but some things will flourish (kale, brussell sprouts...).
And it may be worth protecting others now, with more sunny, warm-ish weather to come. Cornell Cooperative Extension horticulturist Amy Ivy is protecting her zinnias, and enjoying cold-friendly crops. She shares tips with Martha Foley.
Sep 16, 2013 — With widespread freeze and frost warnings in the forecast, Cooperative Extension horticulturist Amy Ivy offers some last-ditch tips on preserving the best of the summer's... Go to full article
Sep 09, 2013 — It's a busy month for gardeners. You could be canning and/or freezing your produce. You could be cleaning out the spent plants and pulling the weeds again for the off-season.... Go to full article
Aug 26, 2013 — Yes, there's definitely a chill around the edges, but it's still August, and there's still plenty of gardening weather ahead. Cornell Cooperative Extension's Amy Ivy... Go to full article
Aug 19, 2013 — Getting an early start on fall clean-up in the perennial beds depends on how much of a neat-freak you are. There's still lots of showy color in the coming weeks. Todd Moe... Go to full article