Oct 14, 2013 — There's a lot to be said for the burst of energy that leads a person to whack down the tangle of wild grapevines, or blackberries, or box elders that's used the past summer to take over some corner of the yard.
It feels good to clean all that stuff out. But according to Cornell Cooperative Extension's Amy Ivy, the gain, and probably the satisfaction, will be short-lived. It may be worth it, but some strategic planning can help extend the benefits. Go to full article
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... Go to full article
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