Just like in human relationships, some plants work together to the benefit of both, and some plant neighbors are detrimental to both...
Compost vs. Mulch: what's the difference?
Folks in the garden are still be a bit confused about the terms compost and mulch so I hope this helps to clarify, and that you will all...
What is tomato blight and how do I prevent it?
Tomato blight is a fungal infection that can reduce the quality and number of tomatoes harvested from each plant. Its spores live in the soi
Temporary bunny proofing
Now that we're past the last frost date, gardens are full of tender leaves like lettuce, arugula, and mesclun greens. With leafy greens
So you have a garden plot of your own...now what?
Some great 'free' ways to feed plants are hiding right in plain sight, in your home. Coffee grounds are high in nitrogen, and make a
What is my Plant Hardiness Zone and why should I care?
For zip code 02129, Charlestown MA, the zone is 6b. What does this mean? According to the USDA, "The 2012 USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map
Ways that you can help the Bees
We rely heavily on bees to pollinate plants for the food we eat. Here's how to help support bees: • Avoid buying plants that have been...
You'll want to download this app...
Ever wonder about the name of a plant you like, or see a tree, flower, or fruit you can't identify? Click on the LeafSnap logo below and...
Great Garden Ideas!
"Ideas for Urban Gardeners," was presented by Richard Crecco at the March 6, 2016 Annual Member's Meeting. Click the image to download...
Planting Ideas for Early Spring
Despite the forecast for snow, it's time to start thinking abour your Spring planting!