Water plants as needed

This excerpt is from Sugar Snaps and Strawberries by Andrea Bellamy. Find it at:

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You’ve planned and plotted. You’ve planted your plot. And now, as Tom Petty once noted, the waiting is the hardest part. Not that we recommend just waiting. There’s a lot that can be done to keep your plants healthy and growing. This excerpt from Sugar Snaps and Strawberries covers the basics from a vegetable gardener’s perspective, though the advice applies to other plants, as well. … Read more

This excerpt is from Teaming with Nutrients by Jeff Lowenfels. Find it at:

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We all know that plants need water, and water in the proper amount. But why? What do plants do with all the water they take in? Knowing the answer to that question can help us better understand how plants work, and what we need to do to keep our plants healthy, as Jeff Lowenfels explains in this chapter from Teaming with Nutrients. … Read more

This excerpt is from How to Buy the Right Plants, Tools & Garden Supplies by Jim Fox. Find it at:

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As we move into late spring, our focus shifts from getting plants in the ground to keeping them well fed. Of course, we all know that involves watering and mulching, but what’s the best way to do those, exactly? Nursery professional Jim Fox explains in this excerpt from How to Buy the Right Plants, Tools & Garden Supplies. … Read more