Q. We have wood ashes that have accumulated from our fireplace this year. I have heard they contain many nutrients for plants. Can we throw those on the vegetable garden now? A.
Sunday - The Plant Medic
Q. This is the time of year where all the plant catalogs come rolling in. Are there any new plants that catch your eye? A.
November 24, 2013 - The Plant Medic
Q. When we visited your Display Gardens at the Allen County Extension office recently, we noticed some large evergreen trees near Crescent Avenue that had very unusual cones. The cones had wings on them. Do you know the name of the trees?
November 10, 2013 - The Plant Medic
- Late-fall tasks pay big rewards
Q. Winter is fast approaching, and I want to make sure I have everything accomplished in my garden and landscape before the cold weather really settles in. Do you have any tips for late fall gardening activities?October 27, 2013 - The Plant Medic
- Indian summers do happen, but not every year
Q. My husband and I disagree about what constitutes an Indian summer. I say there has to be a hard freeze of 26 degrees or less followed by a period of warm weather before one can say this is an Indian summer. My husband says it is simply a period of warm weather after a cold snap.October 13, 2013 - The Plant Medic
- Veggies’ reaction to frost varies
Q. My tomatoes are ripening much later this year compared to last year. What happens if we receive an early frost? A. The early cool wet weather we received this spring resulted in later planting and development of many vegetables.September 29, 2013 - The Plant Medic