The latest issues include 2023’s Best New Plants for Sun and Shade, Veggie Garden Mistakes We Wish We Never Made, Tips for Fast Filling Gardens, and Four Season Container Inspiration.
Here’s some interesting information from Garden Gate: When putting your vegetable garden to bed in the fall, leave the roots of legumes like peas and beans in the ground (clip the plants at the base). As they decompose, they release nitrogen into the soil.
To clean a vase, drop a denture tablet or two into a vase of water and let it fizz which will get rid of bacteria and mineral deposits—rinse thoroughly.
Fine Gardening has an article about growing sedums which included the idea that “some sedums are so tough and forgiving that you can actually propagate them by taking a leafy steam cutting without roots and planting it.” That’s not intuitive.
I love this suggestion from a Garden Gate reader who recommended that, if you’re a pickleball player, don’t throw out those cracked balls. Use them to fill the lower portion of a large pot before adding soil and plants. Brilliant.