Plattsburgh, NY, Jun 07, 2010 — No rest for the weary gardeners! This time of year, it's all about getting things really set for the growing season. The vegetable seeds and transplants go in. The perennials are divided. The mulch goes down. The trellises are back in place, and fences are mended. But it's not quite all about anticipation...there's some clean-up to be done, too. Cornell Cooperative Extension horticulturist Amy Ivy has tips on daffodils, tulips and all those volunteers. Go to full article
Plattsburgh, NY, Apr 05, 2010 — It was in the 80s and 90s across the North Country this past weekend. Some eager gardeners were no doubt out in the vegetable patch, planting the earliest of early crops, like spinach and peas. It won't be long till the planting season is underway in earnest. And there's an important question lingering from last year: what about late blight?
Horticulturist Amy Ivy assures Martha Foley there are no worries about tomatoes carrying the disease over the winter, but potatoes are another story. Go to full article
Plattsburgh, NY, Feb 22, 2010 — Horticulturist Amy Ivy says she spent time this past weekend propagating a whole new generation of houseplants. Geraniums, a goldfish plant, a jade tree -- all got a fresh start. Amy, with the Cornell Cooperative Extension Service, is a true green thumb. But according to what she told Martha Foley, starting new plants from old ones isn't only for the expert gardener. Go to full article