Tuesday, December 1, 2015
flowers and trowel

Many tasks can be accomplished in the garden this month for winter preparation.
chickens in fall

Prepping chickens for cool weather includes knowledge of poultry health concerns, common symptoms to watch for and recovery care.
heirloom tomatoes

According to University of Kentucky Extension, heirloom seeds are varieties that have been passed down from generation to generation and are usually between 50 and 100 years old or even older.
dark pink, white and light pink peonies

Dividing, or propagating, peonies should be done in early fall.
chestnut collage

Crossing Chinese and American chestnut trees is an effort to breed the American chestnut back with disease resistance.

This fall, take advantage of the season’s variety of fresh fruits and vegetables.
pumpkin patch

If you planted pumpkins this year and were disappointed in how they turned out, or if you’re planning on planting pumpkins next summer, keep these 6 tips in mind.

Most non-botanists distinguish pumpkins, squash and gourds by our purpose for the plant: we carve pumpkins, eat squash and use gourds for fall decorating.
apple collage

Apples are the perfect backyard fruit, and fall is a great time to plant apple trees in USDA Hardiness zones 5-10.
frost on leaves

Just like it’s important to know the last frost date in the spring, it’s crucial for home gardeners to know when the first expected frost date will occur in the fall.