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Subscriber onlyQ We want to plant some tomatoes in large pots. Fire ants are in some of the pots as the soil was left in them since last growing season. If we put fire ant killer in the pots, does the poison go into the tomatoes? Continue reading...

3 rules of pruning

Following the why, when and how theory keeps plants lush and lovely

Subscriber onlyPruning plants in the landscape can be a daunting task. Continue reading...

IN THE GARDEN

Subscriber onlyQ For the third year in a row (we've lived here 30 years) as soon as it warms up a little we have a screened-in porch full (hundreds) of bugs. I thought they were ladybugs and so I would vacuum them up and put them outside. A friend said they were beetles and not ladybugs. They look like ladybugs to me, what are they? They get in the house too. Continue reading...

A gardener's peas determine his skill

Subscriber onlyIn some gardening circles, a gardener's skill is measured by how soon he or she gets the first bowl of shelling peas on the table. Continue reading...