Plattsburgh, NY, Apr 30, 2012 — The North Country climate isn't great for fruit trees. There are lots of apple orchards on Lake Champlain, particularly, but insuring a good apple harvest can be a challenge for the home gardener.
Cornell Cooperative extension horticulturist Amy Ivy has tips on other crops for home-grown fruit: berries. Go to full article
Plattsburgh, NY, Apr 19, 2010 — First it's warm and rainy, then it's clear, cold and windy. Then, maybe, it snows. Gardeners know how cruel April can be, especially to tender new plants -- like those strawberries you ordered. Horticulturist Amy Ivy tells Martha Foley she's been getting calls about when it's safe to put those transplants in. Not yet, but they DO need care, and she has some useful advice. Go to full article