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Soil Fertility and pH in Home Fruit Plantings - Articles Articles
Soil provides support for the plant and is also the storehouse for plant nutrients, water, and oxygen for root growth. More
Grapes in the Home Fruit Planting
Grapes in the Home Fruit Planting - Articles Articles
American varieties such as Concord and Niagara thrive in most places in Pennsylvania that meet the criteria outlined in Penn State Extension cultural recommendations. More
Neighborly Natural Landscaping in Residential Areas - Articles Articles
Homeowners across America are changing the face of the typical American lawn. Learn strategies for the natural landscape homeowner who is looking for neighborly ways to garden for nature. More
Caring for Houseplants
Caring for Houseplants - Articles Articles

Caring for Houseplants

Kathy Kelley, Ph.D.

Learning how to develop an ideal environment for houseplants will create lasting enjoyment. More
Home Composting: A Guide for Home Gardeners
Home Composting: A Guide for Home Gardeners - Articles Articles
Compost can be used in potting mixes or mixed in with garden soil. It has many benefits for your plants and recycles materials that may otherwise be thrown into landfills. More
Homemade Potting Media
Homemade Potting Media - Articles Articles

Homemade Potting Media

Jim Sellmer, Ph.D., Kathy Kelley, Ph.D.

Many cost conscious home gardeners and do-it-yourselfers are often looking for cheaper ways of growing plants for home and garden use. One way to achieve this may be by making homemade potting media. More
Don't Guess... Soil Test
Don't Guess... Soil Test - Articles Articles
Proper soil fertility is the foundation for plant health. Different types of plants have specific nutritional requirements and soil pH and nutrient levels vary greatly from site to site. More
Plant Rotation in the Garden Based on Plant Families
Plant Rotation in the Garden Based on Plant Families - Articles Articles

Plant Rotation in the Garden Based on Plant Families

Kathy Demchak, Elsa Sanchez, Ph.D.

Knowing what family a plant belongs to can be useful in making decisions about rotating plants for managing pests and soil fertility in the garden. More
Growing Herbs Outdoors
Growing Herbs Outdoors - Articles Articles

Growing Herbs Outdoors

Elsa Sanchez, Ph.D., Kathy Kelley, Ph.D.

Herbs are some of the easiest plants to grow because they tolerate a variety of soil types and have relatively few insect and disease pests. More
Care and Maintenance of Perennials
Care and Maintenance of Perennials - Articles Articles
There is some basic care needed to keep your perennials in their best form and to come back year after year. More
Repotting Houseplants
Repotting Houseplants - Articles Articles

Repotting Houseplants

Kathy Kelley, Ph.D.

As your houseplant grows larger and the roots either begin to grow through the drainage holes or become pot bound, repotting the plant into a larger pot will become necessary. More
Backyard Grape Growing
Backyard Grape Growing - Articles Articles
This article provides information on selecting cultivars, purchasing and planting grapes, nutritional requirements, pruning, training/trellis systems, and pests. More
Home Fruit Gardens: Table 1.1. Fertilizer Equivalents Home Fruit Gardens: Table 1.1. Fertilizer Equivalents - Articles
Use this table to determine the equivalent amounts of nitrogen, phosphate, and potash of each fertilizer material. More
Container Grown Peppers
Container Grown Peppers - Articles Articles
This fact sheet coupled with the advice in "Growing Great Container Vegetables #1: General Recommendations", should get you on the path to success. More
Container Grown Tomatoes
Container Grown Tomatoes - Articles Articles
Tomatoes are probably the #1 container vegetable that interests gardeners after herbs. More
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