• October: Plant Garlic

    Plant garlic in early October, in a sunny spot with loose, crumbly soil. Over the rest of the fall, the garlic clove will develop roots. The garlic bulbs will be ready to harvest next July or August.

     

  • October: Keep Weeding!

    Remove weeds before they set seed to prevent a proliferation of seedlings in the spring.

  • May: Carrots and Parsnips

    Carrot and parsnip seeds need a moist seed bed for good germination.  Cover the seed bed with burlap to help retain the moisture.  Always water the seedbed with a very gentle spray so that the seeds are not disturbed.  Remove the burlap as soon as the seeds germinate.

  • May: Broadleaf Weeds

    Hand digging broadleaf weeds such as dandelions, thistles, crabgrass and plantain out of your lawn will often leave a bare patch.  Sprinkle a mix of grass seed, compost and brick sand over this bare patch so that it will be filled in by grass rather than another weed.

  • May: Flowers in the Vegetable Garden

    Include some flowering herbs or annuals in your vegetable garden to attract beneficial insects to your garden.  Some vegetables such as cucumbers and zucchini have both male and female flowers and require a visit from a bee or other pollinator to move the pollen from the male to the female flower so that fruit can develop.

  • April: Seedlings Started Indoors

    Seedlings started indoors need good air circulation.  Use a small fan on a low setting to simulate the outdoor breezes.  You may need to water more frequently.  If you don’t have a small fan, gently brush your seedlings with your hand every day – you should have seedlings that are stockier and sturdier.