Author: Cory Tanner

September Week 2 Plants

Late summer is an exciting time in the landscape. Insects and animals are still active, some summer flowers are still blooming, and a taste of fall is in the air. Hardy banana (Musa sp.) S. Cory...

Cover Crops

A cover crop is a crop specifically planted to: protect the soil from erosion suppress weeds maintain soil moisture increase organic matter in the soil recycle soil nutrients Cover crops or “green...

Pomegranate

Pomegranates (Punica granatum) have been popular fruit throughout human history and are experiencing a surge in popularity at present due to the health benefits associated with their juice. Widely...

Harvesting Vegetables

A major reason for growing vegetables at home is to produce crops of a higher eating quality than may be otherwise available. For shipping and storage reasons, many commercially-grown vegetables are...

Garden Peas

Garden peas (Pisum sativum L.) are cool-season crops that include the common green English pea and the edible-podded pea. English peas are shelled and only the seed eaten, whereas edible-podded peas...

Butterfly Bush

Butterfly bush (Buddleja davidii – often spelled Buddleia) is a favorite shrub of many gardeners because of its colorful flowers and ability to attract a variety of beneficial insects. As the...

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