"Aronia, are amazingly adaptable they will grow in wet or dry soil, clay or sand. but do best in between. In wet areas plant it on a hummock or a mound so the roots have an aerated zone around the crown, they are moderatly shade tolerant nad tend to…"
"nay orgqanic fertilizer is good but if you are going to use chemicals TEST the SOIL FIRST. Most of the soils in Zone 5 have too much Phosphorusas it is and ytou will be waisting your money on something you do not need
"tomatoes( 4 types) , peppers( 6 types), potatoes (4 types), celery, broccolli, cabbage, all up oh been eating lettuce for over a month. checked potqatoes the have small tubers al ready about the size of ping pong balls, have to trnasplant…"
"I have a number of small terrariums in which I but my cuttings. they have holes in the lid which allows excesshumidity to excess. All plants root better in a controled humid environment. At the momment Ihave a number of potatoe eyes in one. some…"
"Thea, most apple trees are grafted on to root stocks to determine the type of tree. You might have to wait years for the tree to bear fruit . Grafting it on to root stock willget you the type of tree you want. As most apples are large trees…"
To set the record straight, I have never taken the MG course. I am a lifetime student in the "gardening area". I have been around plants from 7 grade. I am well versed in many of the horticultural practices from flower arrangement to zen gardening. My expertise is in native plants and the propagation of them. At this time in my life I am a Steward for the local forest preserve, educate the boy scouts in botany when they come over for there monthly lesson, help out Habitat for Humanity in their Garden together Program, and I am attempting to finish my book on native plants. I also take at least one horticultural course a year. A number of MG come to me when they have problems. I do not know everything but I have an extensive library to research any problems
"Thunderstorm has passed for now. But got to wait till new gardens dry out. I hope my pre-starts will do well once I put then in garden. No wild rabbit since I cleared weeds from new garden plots.
Friend gave me some runner beans but bad thing was…"
"I did pull up a box full of small carrots that were planted last fall and over wintered in the mini greenhouses. Purple ones to come soon. Guess the birds got all my strawberries as the bird netting wasn't all the way around the boxes. GRRRRRR!…"
"Got thunder coming and had lots of rain. So today relax. Got my 2 gardens almost ready to get veggies in and I hope they give me veggies for over Winter. Glad to hear from you both. Keep in touch both of you. Love hearing from you both. Let you know…"
"William soooo glad you are alive and well, wondering the other day. There is always a plant that akes over this year it is common thyme. I blinked and wow! Some got 5' round and babies everywhere. Since it is the right moon cycle I am moving…"