Latest by Lee Reich

Published on October 24, 2021 - Page 27
Nobody ever said gardening offers instant gratification. With this in mind, I dug and made over one of my flower beds last weekend. For the plants,...
Published on October 22, 2021 - Page 18
Two millennia ago, the Roman writer Columella described the vintoria falx. It’s a six-part, specialized pruning tool for grapes. What a stir that...
Published on October 6, 2021 - Page 12
Things are getting nutty around my garden. Literally. The squirrels have been doing a lot of nut planting, mostly black walnuts. And I’ve joined in...
Published on September 14, 2021 - Page 7
There’s no need to sit back and accept what Mother Nature offers. You can soften the impact of dry weather on your garden. The time to start...
Published on September 2, 2021 - Page 6
Odd weather this summer has taken its toll on many gardens. For many the problem is drought, but what if it just keeps raining? In some gardens,...
Published on August 14, 2021 - Page 7
I wince every time someone tells me about their “bramble patch.” For me, those two words call to mind thrashing through a mess of thorny canes to get...
Published on July 31, 2021 - Page 8
The same hot weather that brings out the best in tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, and other summer vegetables makes spinach, lettuce, peas, and other...
Published on July 19, 2021 - Page 18
Eons ago, the first humans learned to drop seeds into the ground to grow plants for food, for beauty and for fiber. We’ve come a long way developing...
Published on July 16, 2021 - Page 7
In my experience, gardeners often overestimate rainfall. A cloudburst might seem to have thoroughly saturated the ground, but scratch down an inch...
Published on June 19, 2021 - Page 18
I’ll bet in some corner of your toolshed or garage, an old hoe is leaning against a wall. That hoe hasn’t seen use in a long, long time, having been...