Here is a tip list for the month of March from D&B Supply’s lawn & garden expert, Debbie Cook.
Spring is a great time to be building raised beds for your garden. You want to make the beds about 4 feet across so it is easy to get to. They aren’t easy to fill but you can throw a couple straw bales in with the soil to fill it up quicker. Check out Gretchen’s […]
Advanced Master Gardener Gretchen Anderson gives some tips to minimize the pesky wasps on your property. She recommends setting your traps as soon as spring begins to warm up. Check out the video below.
On this D&B Garden Show, Master Gardener Debbie Cook will take listener calls to help them with problems in their garden. She talks about planting with the Farmers Almanac, seed planting, and how to use a worm bin in your garden. How can you check the viability of older seeds? You take a damp paper […]
Southwest Idaho’s growing season has three sub-stages: Cool moist (about March to the beginning of May) Warm dry (mid-May through August or September) Cool dry (roughly Sept and October) Anyone who has lived here for very long knows that those dates are approximations. There can be definite warm spells in April, rain in June, and […]
Gardens are like toddlers. There is a balance between nurturing them and letting nature take its course. Along the way, everyone learns things, survival happens when you least expect it, and new strengths are developed. There might be a lot of laundry involved, but there are giggles, too. Some people might call it neglect, when […]
Hold me back! D&B Supply has had fabulous tomato plant varieties available since early April. But, if you have grown tomatoes before, you know it is too early to plant. Our days may be reaching 70-degrees, but the threat of frost is still there until about mid-May. On average, the last potential frost date is […]
Calling all A-type personalities! You know who you are. You like your underwear drawer neatly organized, your towels folded a specific way and the dishwasher loaded… just so. Well, this blog is for you. My technique of getting picture-perfect rows of lettuce, carrots, and beets, while being thrifty, will have you proudly grinning from ear-to-ear. […]
You have caught me at a bit of word play here. The word radical’s first definition in the dictionary is “from the roots, going to the foundation of something, basic.” Raised beds are a basic gardening concept that are easy if you just keep in mind a few foundational ideas. Let’s group the discussion into these categories: […]
I don’t know about you, but this is the time of year my garden starts to look kind of blah. There is a lot of green out there and not a whole lot more happening right now. The early summer flowers are spent and the wait begins for the next round to, once again, kick […]