Two very old foes — damping off and quackgrass — do an encore here. Now, after gardening for many years, I know how to deal with them — not eliminate them 100%, but to keep them in check.
Monthly Archives: April 2016
The weather is bouncing me around, have me revel in the warmth and the worry in the cold — for my plants, fruit trees and bushes in or nearing bloom, leas sprouting. Note to myself: Do not plant peas on St. Patrick’s day next year.
Gardening leads me down an historical road, with Lady Petre pear, the first pear to originate in America; and then down a road to the future, with visions of my limber pine seedling one day yielding delicious pine nuts.
I’m about to give up on jasmine; can anybody help me? But I think I got growing cardoon (for flowers) and winter lettuce down.
GRAFTING WORKSHOP, APRIL 9, 2016, Springtown Farmden, New Paltz, NY, www.leereich.com/workshops
LECTURE: LUSCIOUS LANDSCAPING, WITH FRUITS, APRIL 16, 2016, Hamilton College Arboretum, Clinton, NY
PRUNING WORKSHOP, MAY 6-8, 2016, Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, NY
DRIP IRRIGATION WORKSHOP, MAY 14, 2016, Phillies Bridge Farm Project, New Palts, NY, register at www.leereich.com/workshops
PLANT SALE, MAY 21, 2016, Springtown Farmden, New Paltz, NY, 9:30-11:59 am
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