The pests took out your early planting of cucumbers or summer squash and you now have a patch in the garden where you could plant something for later in the fall. Frost-hardy, low-light lettuce is a good choice for late summer planting.
Please join us for our Thirteenth Annual Master Gardeners’ Fall Fest on Saturday, September 24, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM. We’ve planned a great day for you!
When I arrived from England nearly forty years ago, I was enchanted by the variety of wildlife in the Poconos. My delight changed to anxiety, however, after planting my first garden and observing the damage from animals feeding, burrowing and digging on and around my plants.
Our busy lives are so stressful and we are all trying to stay healthy, but eating right and exercising might not be enough...
One of the current issues plaguing the home gardener right now is blossom-end rot...
Sheltering and raising Monarch butterflies has caught on in Franklin County this year. An informal network has sprung up and wound its way out into the community.
It’s the time of the growing season when vegetable garden pests are at their worst.
The tale of the American chestnut is a sad but true account of a majestic tree almost totally wiped out by a blight. Read on to learn a bit of the sad history, but also about rays of hope for the future of the mighty chestnut.
Penn State Extension in Susquehanna County will be offering the Penn State Master Gardener Training this fall in Montrose at their 88 Chenango Street office. The training will be held each Thursday evening from 6:00-8:30 pm beginning October 6 and continuing through February 23.
This spring, a dramatic decline in the health of eastern white pine (Pinus strobus) has been observed in forest and landscape settings across New England and Northeastern Pennsylvania...
Take a walk around your landscape and you'll see them everywhere. The weeds are up. I mentally divide my weeds into two major groups: ones that spread by seeds and ones that spread by roots and seeds.
If you have gardened for any length of time you already realize that your garden is always going through changes—some for the better and some for the worst.
The Penn State Master Gardeners established the Trial Garden Program about the year 2001, and since then we have never looked back.
Penn State Extension in Clinton County is accepting applications from individuals interested in becoming trainees for the Master Gardener Program.
It is summer and our landscapes are green and growing well, but it is important that our landscapes don’t contribute to the increasing problem of polluted streams and lakes, including harmful algae blooms that deplete oxygen and kill fish each year.
As sure as there will be the usual enjoyable elements of another summer, such as cook outs, vacations, swimming, and sunshine, there are parts of summer for the home gardener that are not enjoyable...
Just like sowing vegetable seeds for fall, perennial plant seeds can be sown to provide transplants for the fall.
Ok, so you are being attacked by the dreaded Japanese beetle!
Poison-ivy (Toxicodendron radicans) is a native woody, perennial vine. Though it doesn’t pose the same problems that other common weeds do, it has its own significant pest quality.
Garlic is planted in the fall but local farmers’ markets are starting to open now and that is a great place to purchase the garlic you will plant in October.