Everything you need to know to grow year-round.
Amy Goldman is an accomplished home gardener, seed saver and collector, and a recognized authority on the art of growing vegetables. Every summer she grows hundreds of different varieties of vegetables in her gardens in the Hudson Valley of New York. She has won many prizes and awards for her displays of heirlooms, including grand championships in vegetables at state, county and regional fairs and flower shows.
Companion planting is based around the idea that certain plants can benefit others when planted next to, or close to one a nother. Companion planting exists to benefit certain plants by giving them pest control, naturally without the need to use chemicals, and in some cases they can give a higher crop yield Generally, companion planting is thought of as a small-scale gardening practice, but it can be applied on larger-scale operations. It has been proven that by having a beneficial crop in a nearby field that attracts certain insects away from a neighboring field that has the main crop can prove very beneficial. This action is called trap cropping. COMPANION PLANTING Beans: All bean enrich the soil with nitrogen fixed form the air, improving the conditions for whatever crop you plant after the beans are finished. In general they
IN much of the country, it’s time to go outside, clean up the ravages of winter and start planting. Many of us will be using chemicals like glyphosate, carbaryl, malathion and 2,4-D. But they can end up in drinking water, and in some cases these compounds or their breakdown products are linked to an increased risk for cancer and hormonal disruption.
Spring Plant Sale
Friday, May 3, starting at 4 pm – Bartram Members get first pick and 10% discount!
List of plants