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Hot Tips for Garden Composting

Sooner or later gardeners come across the word "compost". It's a garden task that has a reputation for being difficult to master. Yet nothing could be further from the truth. Martha Foley talks with horticulturist Amy Ivy about late-summer composting.  Go to full article

The Late Summer Garden

Martha Foley talks with horticulturist Amy Ivy about gardening in mid-August. It's time to harvest beans, beets and green tomatoes.  Go to full article

Gardening in the Wet

Wet weather has meant explosive growth in some gardens -- Martha Foley talks with horticulturist Amy Ivy about wild squash plants, and a burgeoning slug population.  Go to full article

Late Summer Gardens: Making the Best of Faded Flowers

Martha Foley talks with horticulturist Amy Ivy about perennials that are past their peak--poppies, daisies and daylilies--and how they can still add interest to the garden  Go to full article

Gardening: Summer Care for Tomatoes

If you haven't checked your tomato plants in the last 15 minutes or so, they could be getting away from you. Horticulturist Amy Ivy and Martha Foley talk about suckers, staking, cracking, blossom end rot and slow ripening.  Go to full article

Bugs: They're Not All Bad

Martha Foley talks with horticulturist Amy Ivy about bugs in the garden. What's the best defense against pests?  Go to full article

Vines and Wines: The Art of Growing Grapes

Martha Foley talks with horticulturist Amy Ivy about growing grapes for juice or wine. Even in a backyard vineyard, it's part art and part science.  Go to full article

'Tis the Season for Strawberries

Martha Foley checks in with horticulturist Amy Ivy about strawberries.  Go to full article

Time for a Garden Tune-Up

Horticulturist Amy Ivy has some tips on weeding, mulching and re-planting.  Go to full article

Late Spring Pruning: Keep Your Blooming Plants in Shape

The garden is in. The weather is warmer. Time to sit back and relax? Horticulturist Amy Ivy says there are always garden chores. She tells Martha Foley about pruning spring-blooming plants now, if they need it.  Go to full article

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