Plattsburgh, NY, Oct 29, 2012 — With the eastern U.S. anticipating a "superstorm" of high winds and heavy rain, it's not a good day for working in the yard or garden.
In their weekly conversation, horticulturist Amy Ivy and NCPR's Martha Foley talk about what you might do once the weather clears. One annual fall chore: clear out the season's growth of wild grape, Asian bittersweet and other aggressive vines. Go to full article
Plattsburgh, NY, Oct 22, 2012 — It's the last full week of October, but it looks as though the North Country will be enjoying another several days of warm temperatures and sunny skies: good weather for enjoying the outdoors and finishing up fall chores.
But as Cornell Cooperative Extension's Amy Ivy tells Martha Foley, the late season warmth brings unwelcome insects inside. Cluster flies and ladybugs lead the list of bugs that commonly turn up inside this time of year. They're annoying she says, but not dangerous to humans or homes. The best thing to do? Sealing up the windows and woodwork to keep them out. Go to full article
Paul Smiths, NY, Oct 15, 2012 — Cornell Cooperative Extension horticulturalist Amy Ivy talks with Martha Foley about "lasagna gardening," which (disappointingly) isn't about pasta at all, but rather about layering organic materials, like compost, newspaper, peat moss, etc., on your gardening spot to create a healthier plot come spring. But can it work for home gardeners in the North Country? Go to full article
Canton, NY, Oct 09, 2012 — Cornell Cooperative Extension horticulturist Amy Ivy, a Monday morning regular on The Eight O'clock Hour, was joined by Martha Foley in the studio, and by gardeners... Go to full article
Plattsburgh, NY, Oct 01, 2012 — Acccording to Cornell Cooperative Extension horticulturist Amy Ivy, the old rule said the first two weeks of October were perfect for planting garlic. But not any more.... Go to full article
Canton, NY, Sep 24, 2012 — It's officially fall, and practically speaking, frost advisories put fall chores at the top of a gardener's mind. But what to do? Is it worth the covering tomatoes? Will the... Go to full article
Keene Valley, NY, Sep 20, 2012 — It'll be all things rutabaga in Keene on Sunday. The Fifth Annual Great Adirondack Rutabaga Festival begins at 9am on Marcy Fields--the final event of a week-long celebration... Go to full article
Plattsburgh, NY, Sep 17, 2012 — You've planned, planted, watered and weeded. Now, with frost and freeze warnings this past weekend, it's about time to tuck the garden in for the winter. Tidying away the... Go to full article
Plattsburgh, NY, Sep 10, 2012 — It's been a tough season for flowers and vegetables, and for the gardeners who nurture them. Some things have flourished, it's true: see our All In blog post, "Late summer... Go to full article