Tag: Gardening techniques and tools

Preventing Plant Disease

        Four practices can help prevent the spread of disease in vegetable and flower gardens.  They include mulching, good clean-up, crop rotation, and making sure there is good air flow between plants.         Mulching prevents diseases that splash up from the soil during rain or overhead watering and is especially important for tomatoes.  Place mulch [Continue]

Harvesting Garlic, Onions, Potatoes

It’s time to begin harvesting the heavy-hitters of the vegetable garden.  Garlic, onions and potatoes will last throughout the coming winter and into next spring with proper curing and storage.  They each need a slightly different curing strategy but none are difficult.       Garlic is ready to harvest when there are five green leaves remaining [Continue]