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Tomato plants starting up a trellis. Photo: <a href="">Charles Dawley</a>, Creative Common, some rights reserved
Tomato plants starting up a trellis. Photo: Charles Dawley, Creative Common, some rights reserved

Some tomato tips before the season kicks into high gear

Even if you don't have a garden, you can grow tomatoes in a sunny spot on your front steps or patio. They're one of the most popular vegetables. But they take some tending over the growing season. Horticulturist Amy Ivy has some early season tips for keeping tomatoes healthy this summer.  Go to full article

Preview: Food Day Youth Summit in Potsdam

High school students and staff from around the region are invited to attend GardenShare's Youth Summit on October 24th at SUNY Potsdam. It's National Food Day, and organizers want young people, and their mentors, to explore issues like healthy eating, sustainable farming and junk food. GardenShare executive director Phil Harnden spoke with Todd Moe. He says the event is free and there's financial aid for schools to help offset the costs of transportation.  Go to full article

Community gardens as inspiration

It's time to take advantage of the sunny weather and get serious about the vegetable garden, or at least, planning the garden. Todd Moe spoke with horticulturist Amy Ivy who recently found design ideas at Plattsburgh's community gardens.  Go to full article
Pea and spinach season '09. Photo by Martha Foley
Pea and spinach season '09. Photo by Martha Foley

Calling all growers ? for a project mapping vegetable gardens this coming season

Traditional Arts in Upstate New York is partnering with NCPR on a new project, The Garden Plot, to map and document vegetable and fruit gardens, big and small, this growing season.
It's a web-based collaboration with gardeners from across the North Country. We're looking for participants to share photos as the season progresses, as well as information about garden practices, tips, advice, lore, problems and triumphs. (see sign-up link below.)
Martha Foley talked with TAUNY Director Jill Breit.  Go to full article

Growing community gardens in Plattsburgh

People in Plattsburgh are serious about growing their vegetables. Last year, 32 garden plots were tilled and tended as part of the Plattsburgh Commmunity Garden project. This year, organizers are hoping to get more gardeners involved. Manager Doug Butdorf told Todd Moe that city folks are passionate about growing their own.  Go to full article

Lessons for new gardeners

A St. Lawrence County farmer kicks off a project to teach new gardeners the basics of growing food this week. Rich Douglass, of Hermon, says his "Food for Life" project is for people who want to produce their own food but don't know where to begin. He'll talk about his free project during a presentation tonight at 7 pm at St. Lawrence University. Douglass told Todd Moe that he and his family grow 80% of their own food.  Go to full article

Squaring vegetable fantasy with garden reality

Martha Foley and horticulturist Amy Ivy look ahead to spring with tips for planning the vegetable garden and how to make the best use of space.  Go to full article

On borrowed time in the garden

Martha Foley and horticulturist Amy Ivy talk about savoring some of the cool weather veggies in the garden.  Go to full article
Dan and Megan Kent's high tunnel on their farm near Heuvelton
Dan and Megan Kent's high tunnel on their farm near Heuvelton

Keeping the chill out of the garden

North Country gardeners are always searching for ways to extend the growing season. Todd Moe talks with a St. Lawrence County crop farmer who uses a "high tunnel," like an unheated greenhouse, to control temperature, rain and pests in his gardens.  Go to full article

Preserving the garden harvest

Martha Foley and horticulturist Amy Ivy talk about some ways to preserve vegetables from the garden - canning or freezing?  Go to full article

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