Pizza gardens and more

Non-traditional vegetable gardening is a rewarding creative outlet. Whether you plant your veggies in the ground or in containers, think outside the box. Think ethnic, global, regional or thematic. Try an Italian (tomato, garlic, radicchio, bell pepper, parsley), Asian (Japanese eggplant, Chinese cabbage, pea pods, coriander), Greek (tomato, eggplant, cucumber, …

Pig Manure– is it safe for gardens?

Recently a gardener called to ask me about using pig manure in her garden. I had always heard NOT to use pig manure because it may contain disease organisms such as E. coli, Salmonella,Campylobacter, Yersinia, Cryptosporidium, Giardia. I decided to research this further. I found that these pathogens and others …

Invasive Species Awareness Week

The biological world has terrorists too. These invaders attack in the form of plants aquatic species, animals, insects and microbes. They drive out the native species, impact water quality and reduce land value. They are characteristically adaptable, aggressive, and have a high reproductive capacity. Their vigor combined with a lack …