Too much of a good thing: Excess rain causing garden problems

This time of year, most people run their vegetable garden on autopilot. Everything has been planted and the harvests may start to slowly trickle in. While the work in the garden aside from harvesting may not be as intense as preparing and planting the beds, there’s still plenty that can be done. There are some things that you want to be doing and watching for … Continue reading Too much of a good thing: Excess rain causing garden problems

The zones…they are a-changin’ (again)

Pick up any garden catalog and you’ll see a map of plant hardiness zones that are supposed to tell gardeners what they can and cannot reasonably expect to grow in their climate.  The zones are based on an average of each year’s coldest recorded temperature for that specific area over a period of a few decades. Each zone represents a 10-degree block of temperatures on … Continue reading The zones…they are a-changin’ (again)