Now is the time to pick the tomato varieties you want to grow in your garden this summer. You may have noticed that seed catalogs showed up earlier than ever this winter, noted Steve Bogash, Extension horticulture educator based in Cumberland County. "With the rapid growth in vegetable gardening, demand promises to be higher than ever," he said. "If there are specific varieties of vegetables that you truly want for the coming season, you may want to get your orders in early." And Bogash knows -- perhaps better than anyone -- that there is a huge range of tomato cultivars from which to choose.
We should always clean garden tools after use and dry them before storing in a sheltered location...
Before you bag up the leaves falling from your trees, consider their potential for your landscape. The leaves of one large shade tree can be worth as much as $50 of plant food and humus...
There has been a great deal of media attention this year on the mass emergence of Brood II of the 17-year cicadas, an insect phenomenon of eastern North America. These insects began emerging this week in Dauphin County.
Join us each second Sunday of June, July, August, and September for free, family-friendly events at the Governor’s Residence!
Penn State Master Gardeners from Dauphin County want you to prepare for spring by attending the Eighth Annual Dauphin County Master Gardener Spring Workshop Series on five consecutive Saturday mornings from February 23 through March 23, 2013.
Penn State Extension Master Gardeners of Dauphin County will be presenting Vegetable Gardening Class on Saturday, April 20, 2013, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Dauphin County Agriculture & Natural Resources Center, 1451 Peters Mountain Road, Dauphin, PA 17018.
When it comes to maintaining summer lawns, a little laziness is a good thing. “The spring recipe for lawn care is to fertilize, mow up to twice a week and treat for weeds, but you should back off on all those practices during the summer,” says Pete Landschoot, Turfgrass Specialist for Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences.
National Pollinator Week is June 18 to 24, 2012. To mark the occasion, join Penn State Master Gardeners in Cumberland County for a Pollinator Celebration Program and Butterfly Container Workshop on Saturday, June 16, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Cumberland County Extension office, 310 Allen Road, Carlisle.
Penn State Extension - Dauphin County is now accepting applications from Dauphin County Gardeners for the next Master Gardener Training Program. An information session to acquaint applicants to the Volunteer Master Gardener Program will be held on Wednesday, June 20, 2012, from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m., at the Dauphin County Agriculture and Natural Resources Center, 1451 Peters Mountain Road, Dauphin, PA 17018.
Weeds in the winter?! Oh Yes! Weeds come in 3 growing types; perennial, biennial and annual (summer annual and winter annual). It's January and I am hunting winter annual weeds!