"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
"... on a step ladder, Lyn :) There are fall-winter crops ... peas, bean, peppers, cukes, tomatoes, onions, etc. Too hot for most of these in the summer. We'll plant again in Feb-Mar and clear the gardens for other than…"
"Neat, thanks, Keryn. Some years we get no frost at all, and sometimes we get a handful. A few hours right around freezing can definitely happen some years. Here it's not the winters that annoy these plants it's the…"