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Testing soil Ph. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/people/naturewise/">London Permaculture</a>, CC <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/deed.en">some rights reserved</a>
Testing soil Ph. Photo: London Permaculture, CC some rights reserved

Taking stock of garden soil

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 spent tomatoes and bean plants, prepping to plant garlic, whatever your fall list includes, Cornell Cooperative Extension horticulturist Amy Ivy has another important entry. She tells Martha Foley about why soil should be tested every few years, and how to do it.  Go to full article

How far should a thorough garden clean-up go?

It was another weekend of gardening-friendly weather. Several "bonus" weekends have given gardeners extra time to do an extra-thorough clean-up this year. But how far is too far? And what are the best strategies for fighting next year's pests? Cornell Cooperative extension horticulturist Amy Ivy shares tips with Martha Foley.  Go to full article
NCPR.ORG Photo of the Day, Nov. 10, 2011: Crocuses blooming in Hannawa Falls. Photo: Anna Hendrickson.
NCPR.ORG Photo of the Day, Nov. 10, 2011: Crocuses blooming in Hannawa Falls. Photo: Anna Hendrickson.

Balmy weather confusing gardens and gardeners

The warm weather continues in the North Country...at least till later this week. Flowers are blooming, the lawn is still growing; what's a gardener to do? Or not do? Plant more garlic? Leave the carrots in the ground? Cornell Cooperative extension horticulturist Amy Ivy compares notes with Martha Foley.  Go to full article
Garlic, Paul Pedersen, Hermon, Oil on masonite.
Garlic, Paul Pedersen, Hermon, Oil on masonite.

Last call for planting

Warm temperatures and sunny skies are an invitation to get outside this holiday weekend. And the timing is right for fall planting. Cornell Cooperative Extension horticulturist Amy Ivy shares her list with Martha Foley: garlic, winter rye as a cover crop, spring bulbs. And maybe a bargain shrub or tree as nurseries clear out for winter.  Go to full article

Prime time for indoor flower gardens

Martha Foley and horticulturist Amy Ivy share thoughts about focusing on indoor gardens this season.  Go to full article

Yard work after the leaves

Most of the leaves are off the trees, but there's still yard work this fall. Martha Foley and horticulturist Amy Ivy have some tips for dealing with vines - Virginia Creeper, grape and bittersweet.  Go to full article

Catching up with ?shoulder? season chores

Martha Foley and horticulturist Amy Ivy talk about late season lawn and garden chores.  Go to full article

Autumn leaves: good as gold for gardeners

It's leaf cleanup season, and horticulturist Amy Ivy tells Martha Foley that all those leaves can be beneficial to the garden soil.  Go to full article
Whiteface Mountain
Whiteface Mountain

Reaching the peak of fall colors

This is the weekend for fall colors and leaf peeping in much of the North Country. The state tourism office says peak foliage is expected to arrive in many areas of the Adirondacks and some areas of the Thousand Islands-Seaway region this weekend. Todd Moe talks with Jim and Gina Carroll for the view from their Tupper Lake home. Gina and Jim file weekly fall color updates to the state tourism website. Despite the wet weather, they say there's plenty of color out there.  Go to full article

A peek at fall colors

Todd Moe talks with Tupper Lake resident Jim Carroll about fall foliage. Jim is an official "Leaf Peeper" for the state tourism office. Next week could be the peak time for viewing a dazzling display of autumn colors in the northern Adirondacks.  Go to full article

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