Summertime Means Fun in the Garden Keep Humboldt Green and Keep the Green in Humboldt. Buy Local. By Keith Hamm, Garden Columnist What a year we are having, light in rain totals, but an abundance of coastal sunshine on the garden. A lot of us have used this to our advantage with early plantings. Too bad that also means early weeding, pruning and slug patrols. If … [Read more...] about Summertime Means Fun in the Garden
Mole Madness: To Hell with These Hills! By Sarah Moore For many gardeners this is one of the most pleasant times of year. The vegetables are in and thriving: pumpkins and melons sprouting, tomatoes turning red and gold, eggplants ripening to purple perfection. Lovely gladiolas wave in the wind with long-necked elegance while clematis and hydrangea flaunt gorgeous blooms … [Read more...] about Mole Madness: to Hell with These Hills!
A Pestless Paradise: Keep Slugs Out of the Garden By Sarah Moore There’s nothing more discouraging than tilling, mulching, planting, watering, weeding, and generally babying a garden, only to find it one day taken over by that heinous nemesis of gardeners everywhere: the slug. Gardeners in the Northwest, where the rain and general lack of heat and humidity create conditions … [Read more...] about A Pestless Paradise: Keep Slugs Out of the Garden
Native Gardening You Can and You Should By Sarah Moore There are a lot of reasons to garden: for exercise, for fun, for food, for beauty. I honestly can’t think of a bad reason to get on your knees and dig in the dirt, but if you need another good one, here it is: save the planet. If that seems a little overdramatic, then consider that by some estimates about 90 percent … [Read more...] about Native Gardening
Sarah Moore Strawberry Patch First-time gardeners are often leery of investing in strawberry plants when they see them at the farmers market or garden store. The plants, always so small, berryless, and insignificant, seem totally unworthy of their usual $2.99-or-so price tag. In fact, though, strawberries are one of the best deals out there: unlike carrots, which needs … [Read more...] about Your Next Home Project: The Strawberry Patch