Showing posts with label July. Show all posts
Showing posts with label July. Show all posts

Monday, July 1, 2019

Edible Garden Newsletter July 2019

Lanark County Master Gardeners
The Edible Garden Newsletter July 2019 is now available.  In this issue, we are all about growing things in containers.  We describe how to create  Pollinator friendly containers as an additional method for attracting pollinators to your garden.  Also, as many of us downsize our gardens, learn how one gardener still grows vegetables in containers. Gardeners often complain about weeds taking over our garden but in this issue we describe the benefits of eating two prolific weeds--Purslane and Pigweed.  If you grow Plums or Cherries, you may have been impacted by the dreaded Black Knot.  Discover what you can do to treat this problem. Finally a book review of Matthew Biggs book Grow something different to eat.  The butterfly in the above photo found its way to a container on the 9th floor.  A welcome guest.

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Edible Garden Newsletter July 2018

Lanark County Master Gardeners
The Edible Garden Newsletter July 2018 is now available.  This month we feature an in depth article about the popular approach to gardening using raised beds.  This article defines the advantages and disadvantages of using raised beds. where to site them and how to prepare the location.  We outline the various types of materials that can be used to crate them and finally the mix of soil used to fill them.  Our Bee Line series continues with an article emphasizing the need for continuous blooms to attract your bees all summer long. 

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Edible Garden Newsletter July 2017

Lanark County Master Gardeners
The Edible Garden Newsletter July 2017 continues our series on Drought Busters. This month we focus on Berms and Basins. Given the patterns of weather we are now experiencing--excessive rainfall alternating with drought and heat, we need every trick we can devise to create resilient gardens. Learn about tricks and tips to keep weeds under control. Plant once and harvest many times using "Cut and Come Again" vegetables. Finally our pollinator series continues with the Prettiest Pollinator.

Friday, July 1, 2016

Edible Garden Newsletter July 2016

Lanark County Master Gardeners
The July Edible Garden Newsletter goes off the beaten track and goes foraging in the Yukon and Eastern Ontario.  Learn more about Mason Bees and join bees and butterflies to discover the joys of Agastache.  Read more.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Field of Daylilies

Often we buy our daylilies from a nursery or a plant catalogue with a limited selection.  If you ever have the opportunity to visit a field with acres of daylilies and over 1000 varieties in bloom, GO!  In Lanark County, we are lucky to have such a place.  Rounding the corner in late July and looking out at all of these varieties is a jaw dropping experience.  White House Perennials in Almonte is just such a place.  If you are coming to Eastern Ontario, in the next few weeks, check it out.  It is worth making a special trip.  Read more.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Wild Parsnip--Beautiful but Dangerous

Wild Parsnip is blooming beautifully along the roadsides in Lanark County (and lots of other places).  While the root of this plant is edible, the sap can cause severe burns.  Be very careful.  Do not pick.  If removing from your property, wear protective clothing and glasses.  Do not use a "whipper".  Read more

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Edible Garden Newsletter July 2015

This month's newsletter focuses on the Bean family which includes more than just beans.  We talk about the Three Sisters and how to control the dreaded Squash Borer (see image on left).  Read more

Monday, June 15, 2015

Cut Flowers--Keep them Blooming

Cut flower arrangements bring summer indoors.  How can you keep them looking good longer?  Read more

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Edible Garden Newsletter July 2014

July 2014 Edible Garden Newsletter features articles on Sweet Potatoes, Succession Planting and Garlic Scapes.

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