How to Prepare Your Raised Beds for Winter – The No Dig Way!

How to Prepare Your Raised Beds for Winter – The No Dig Way!

Writing this on a below-freezing day seems appropriate. We’ve just avoided the first frost, lifted our tender perennials, and staked overwintering kale, sprouts, and broccoli. The beds are weeded, scrubbed down and, those that need it, are covered with fleece tunnels. Yet, with twelve more weeks of true winter, and plenty of cold spring nights…

What to Harvest Before the First Frost? Pick These Veggies

What to Harvest Before the First Frost? Pick These Veggies

The warnings of the first frost can send us gardeners into a frenzy to get everything in our gardens harvested before the cold hits. Here’s what you need to prioritize. In preparation for the first frost, you should plan to harvest all squash (summer and winter), tomatoes, peppers, flowers, and basil. These plants are not…

Heatwaves: How to Help Your Plants Survive

Heatwaves: How to Help Your Plants Survive

Our gardens are suffering from heatwaves more regularly as climate change becomes harder to ignore. Even in the cold north, drought and baking sun put huge strains on our once lush lawns and native plants. Without reverting to completely new styles of planting, knowing how to protect your garden from a heat wave means saving…