Green Knees Monthly

Fall clean-up chores

Green Knees Newsletter     Vol. 2 #5     October 2010


Fall clean-up chores.

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Sometimes it is just a relief when frost comes and we can finally put our hoes and rakes away for the season. Until then it is time to tidy things up. It will give the gardener a quicker start come springtime.

Tulip planting mania and taking flowers and vegetables to the fair

Green Knees Newsletter     Vol. 2 #4     August 2010


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August is the time for county fairs -- at least in Idaho. If you like sharing your horticulture successes, whether that is the finest lily on the block or the best tomatoes in the county, pick up a fair book and prepare your entries.

Thinking about the xeric landscape and your lawn

Green Knees Newsletter     Vol. 2 #2      July 2010


Thinking about the xeric landscape and your lawn

Five tips to help you garden

Green Knees Newsletter     Vol. 2 #1     June 2010


Five tips to help you in the garden.

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I don't think I can remember ever having as cold a May as what this one has been. I start plants in a greenhouse every spring. Usually by the third week of May the plants are moved outside while they await their turn for planting out. The greenhouse temperatures can shoot over 100° in late May.

Vegetable Gardening

Green Knees Newsletter     Vol. 1 #1     May 2009


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While Mother Nature has been a bit scatty, to put it nicely, spring is coming and it is time to begin planting your vegetable garden.

If you have never planted a garden before, the following information is important so that a killer frost doesn't obliterate your garden. If you have been gardening forever, the following information may confirm what you already know.

Plants are most often categorized by whether they are hardy, half-hardy, tender or very tender. We often think we know what we know and can be surprised by where vegetables fall in the following categories. So check out the lists below before you plant.