Spring Garden Tips

Growing Fruit Plants in Your Landscape

Improve the flavor of your meals and reduce our national energy use by growing your own fruit.

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No Edible Roots on Radishes, Beets and Carrots

All leaves and no edible roots on beets, radishes and carrots is a common complaint of gardeners. Well-drained soil, proper spacing and fertilization are key to growing success.

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Gomphrena Also Known as Globe Amaranth

Grow this one flower and reap lots of benefits. Include gomphrena, also known as globe amaranth, in the garden, containers and cut or dried flower arrangements.

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Prepare Your Lawn for Summer with Late May Fertilization

Help your lawn prepare for the stressful summer season with a late May application of a low nitrogen organic fertilizer like Milorganite.

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Flaky Growths (Lichens) on Trees and Shrubs

Don't panic when you find flaky gray, green, white or yellow substances, known as lichens, on the trunk or branches of your trees and shrubs. These growths do not damage the plant, but may indicate your tree and shrub needs a bit of TLC.

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Growing Basil

Fresh on your pizza, added to your favorite Italian and Southeastern Asian dishes or made into pesto. It is not surprising that basil is often called the King of Herbs.

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