Why doesn’t my Christmas cactus bloom?
You may not be giving it the right amount of water. Christmas cactus is a tropical cactus, not a desert cactus. If the soil is allowed to dry out... More ›
Q: I know that you should apply spring fertilizer to your lawn after you’ve mowed the grass twice to make sure that it is actively growing and ready to use the fertilizer. However, I’m not sure how much to apply. I’ve been hearing about the overuse... More ›
Q: I want to plant tomatillos. What should I know about them?
A: You probably have to buy the tomatillo or husk tomato (Physalis ixocarpa) by seed. There are lots of varieties available, such as Cape Gooseberry, Mayan Husk Tomato, and Rendidora.... More ›
Q: I’d like to give my sweetheart something unusual yet related to gardening for Valentine’s Day. Do you have any suggestions?
A: Seed potatoes are traditionally planted February 14, so... More ›
Q: I always receive a poinsettia or a Christmas cactus or an amaryllis for Christmas. What do I do with them after Christmas?
A: They can be replanted for next year.
The potted poinsettia... More ›
Q: I've been cleaning my vegetable garden and pulled up my okra plants. Their roots were just covered with root knot nematodes. I am really surprised because I planted that bed with Elbon... More ›
Q: My oxblood lilies have finished blooming and I now have big clumps of leaves. When can I move them to different spots in the yard?
A: Judy Barrett, in her November Homegrown newsletter,... More ›
Q: I have goldenrod growing at the back of my garden and I'm worried about what my neighbors might say because of its bad reputation. Should I pull it out?
A: Definitely not. I too have... More ›
Q: Can I plant vegetables in pots? I don't have much of a yard and the soil is too hard to dig.
A: Vegetables do fine in pots. A large pot of lettuce or spinach by your back door close... More ›