Gardening

It’s time to plant fall vegetables. The warm soil helps the lettuce (above), radishes, and green beans quickly germinate. To ensure a longer harvest, plan on planting seeds of quick starters such as radishes and lettuces every other week through mid-September.

It’s time to plant fall vegetables. The warm soil helps the lettuce (above), radishes, and green beans quickly germinate. To ensure a longer harvest, plan on planting seeds of quick starters such as radishes and lettuces every other week through mid-September.

No time to veg out

It has been a tough year for vegetable gardens, but there’s still time to replant and plan for fall

Subscriber onlySpring came late, then early summer was wet, and now it is hot and dry. Gardeners across the state are complaining about poor production in their vegetable gardens. Continue reading...

Bamboo-zled

When voracious bamboo invades, experts mount an aggressive attack

Subscriber onlyNEWPORT NEWS, Va. — If there is an expert on runaway bamboo, it has to be Dorothy Geyer, a natural resource specialist with the Colonial National Historical Park in Virginia’s Yorktown and Jamestown. Continue reading...

Keep an eye out for warning signs

Subscriber onlyThe visible symptoms of a plant disease are the plant’s reaction to what is causing the problem. Plant symptoms include: Blight: a rapid discoloration and death of twigs, foliage or flowers. Continue reading...

Can you dig it?

Little is more tasty, nutritious and satisfying than fresh, homemade meals made from garden-grown fruits, vegetables and herbs. Continue reading...