Apr 15, 2013 — Spring has been a little frosty this year, so far, anyway. Cold wind and rain, even snow, along with frosty mornings might conspire to keep less-hardy gardeners (like Martha Foley) indoors.
But outside, green shoots are coming up. Cooperative Extension horticulturist Amy Ivy, tells Martha it's past time to uncover the garlic and the daffodils. And it's OK to try a few early rows of onions and spinach. Go to full article
Plattsburgh, NY, Jan 23, 2012 — January is the beginning of the gardening season for seed catalog fans. The stacks of colorful, glossy pages can set off a fantasy of unrealistic expectations, or can be the foundation of a good plan for the coming season.
Amy Ivy, of the Cornell Cooperative Extension Service of Clinton and Essex counties shares thoughts on how a gardener can sort through the possibilities and make good choices for the new year. Go to full article
Plattsburgh, NY, Mar 22, 2010 — Spring got is official start over the weekend...just as the thermometer fell back to more seasonal levels and snow showers moved across the region. It may seem like a step backwards, after two weeks of sunny, warmer than usual days, but it's only to be expected. Horticulturist Amy Ivy commiserated in conversation with Martha Foley this morning, and shared some tips on getting an early start on the vegetable garden. Go to full article