Kathy Sima

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10 secrets to growing the tastiest tomatoes

Want to win this year's tomato games?<p>Then you might want to buy some more tomato plants.<p>You probably put in your tomato plants in April or May, and that's great.<p>Tomato plants do best in the hot, full sun, but their tender blossoms wither and drop when temperatures are consistently above 95 degrees. …

Gardening

Cucumber Growing Tips

Cucumber Growing Tips<p>Updated on April 6, 2016<p>Cucumbers<p>Cucumbers are one of those vegetables home gardeners can't wait to take a bite out of as soon …

Growing Daylilies for a Low-Maintenance Garden

Growing Daylilies for a Low-Maintenance Garden<p>Updated on January 16, 2018<p>Are Daylilies the Perfect Perennial?<p>Daylilies are often referred to as the …

10 Tips for Growing an Organic Vegetable Garden

10 Tips for Growing an Organic Vegetable Garden<p>Updated on January 16, 2018<p>If you're like many people, you may be increasingly concerned about the …

Top Low-Maintenance Perennials With Beautiful Flowers

Top Low-Maintenance Perennials With Beautiful Flowers<p>Updated on January 16, 2018<p>My favourite easy-to-grow perennial flowers<p>Since replacing our front …

Plant a cool-season vegetable garden

Get our crop list and growing guide, and enjoy homegrown greens in fresh salads and stir-fries all winter<p>Just because the vegetables and fruits of summer are long gone, that doesn't mean you can't enjoy a whole new crop of fall and winter veggies grown at home.<p>This thorough list of vegetables will …

Wise Pairings: Best Flowers to Plant with Vegetables - Organic Gardening

In the 1970s, when I was a budding landscape designer newly exciting about strategizing the best flowers to plant with vegetables, I attended the …

40 Gardening Tips to Maximize Your Harvest - Organic Gardening

The best way to keep top-quality, organically grown produce on your table year-round is to grow as much as you can, and preserve plenty to eat for …

Gardening Tips: The Best Flowers for Bees

There is a startling epidemic lately in the decrease of the bee populace. Bees play the vital role of pollination, so how can we set up a garden that …

All About Growing Peppers - Organic Gardening

(<i>For details on growing many other vegetables and fruits, visit our</i> Crop at a Glance <i>collection page</i>.)<p>Peppers present some of the summer garden’s …

Tomato Plant Diseases

Growing fresh tomatoes is one of the true joys of the vegetable gardener. But tomatoes can suffer from all kinds of diseases and pests. Problems …

Vegetable Garden Companion Plants Guide

Vegetable Garden Companion Plants Guide<p>Updated on January 16, 2018<p>Companion Planting can Help You be a Better Gardener<p>Growing your own vegetables is …

Growing Chives

Chives are a versatile herb grown for their leaves and the beautiful, edible purple flowers they yield each spring. Both the leaves and flowers …

Controlling and Deterring Rabbits in the Garden

Cute as they are, rabbits can do a lot of damage in the garden. Since there is always more than 1 rabbit, trapping is not a practical option. And …

Planting Onions in the Vegetable Garden

Planting is in full swing down in my vegetable garden.<p>Ryan, Wilmer, and our NYBG intern, Wambui, have been very busy planting the broccoli, cabbage and cauliflower, and scattering seeds for the carrots, parsnips, beets, and all kinds of other greens. A couple of weeks ago, they also planted the …

How To Grow Nutritious Lettuce Greens All Year Long

Lettuce is easy to grow in the vegetable garden, flowerbeds, and containers.<p>Lettuce greens are so easy to grow, so nutritious, and so delicious …

Gardening

How To Plan And Protect Your Fall Vegetable Garden

Your garden veggie supply doesn't need to end just because summer does, but it will need a little extra protection.<p>As the days get cooler and the sun …

5 Natural Ways to Keep Your Vegetable Garden Pest-Free

Vegetable gardens are an owner’s pride. They are planned and planted with great efforts. However, garden pests are one of the most prevalent problems …