Over six weeks of Saturday mornings from April 1-May 6th 2017, gardener-wannabes can get inspiration and practical tips on soil, seed planting, growing vegetables, pruning, and many other key concepts under the tutelage of master gardeners in a classroom setting at Riverwood.
Here’s more ideas for food that you can grow in areas where deer roam, including rhubarb, sorrel, garlic and culinary herbs.
Autumn is a good time to renovate soil and prepare new beds that will be ready for planting as soon as frost leaves the ground.
Adding organic matter at the beginning, and regularly throughout the year, is the key to making happy and healthy soil.
With early spring garden cleanup and lawn raking, the piles of leaves, bits of dead grass and other plant debris makes good compost material.
The merits of a three- to four-inch blanket of leaf mulch on soil is a gardener’s autumn mission — to return nutrients to the soil, conserve moisture, promote healthy soil structure and prevent erosion.