. This is an easy but essential task that often has us running out in a moment of clarity and saving a tray of teeny lavender plants before they fry in the midday sun .
Because March was both cold and dry , I ' ve had a devil of a time getting peas and fava beans to germinate , and the same can be said for lettuce , Swiss chard , mesclun and beets .
In a properly managed pile , moist , organic , nitrogen-rich materials such as food waste , green weeds , grass clippings and animal manure are alternated with dry , brown , carbon-rich materials such as straw , hay , and dried-up bean vines .
Our abundant rains made removal with a small trowel easy , but digging individual specimens is no way to tackle a serious dandelion infestation .
And after all these years , you would think basil plants would have learned to branch out on their own .
All too soon , the spinach and lettuce will begin experiencing regular afternoon fainting spells .
After all , what business is it of mine if your mother or wife is named after a flower , right ?
Flower gardens , shade gardens , container gardens and even water gardens will be considered , but they must be designed and tended by amateurs .
This fervor to accomplish a complete garden in one season can lead to a common garden mistake , planting shrubs and flowers too close together in the ground .
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But no one is going to start a tomato from seed if there 's no chance of getting a tomato before the plant is killed by frost .
Pull the plants before the seed ripens , put down crab grass preventer ( corn gluten is an organic treatment ) and plan to renovate your lawn in September .
Learn about what 's good and what 's not , and whether you should supplement with grit , oyster shell , or cracked corn .
Furniture : Abbott Place dresser ( $ 1,498 ) and bench ( $ 498 ) in Warm Cherry , from www .
One of the last students to speak , as we finished up the homemade blueberry muffins they had brought , looked a little bit different from the rest , although he led in the condemnation of such factory farm practices as overcrowding poultry barns and feeding corn instead of grass to cattle .
When it comes to weed control there are many different ways to go about dealing with the problem .
As Anne notes in her article on weeding strategies , " Weed control is not only a matter of pulling , but also of strategy .
The differences within the genus Phlox are also noteworthy , although not quite as spectacular.... The foliage of creeping phlox and garden phlox are so dissimilar to each other that one would be hard-pressed to identify them as related species in the absence of their blooms .