Gardening Tips by Bob Beyfuss

"Gardening Tips" is a column about all things flora written by Bob Beyfuss of the Cornell Cooperative Extension.

Gardening Tips: August 17, 2011

Permaculture Part 1
Imagine not having to ever buy herbs, vegetables or fruit for your family, yet still being able to enjoy a tasty and healthy diet. In some parts of the world, such as some tropical islands in the Pacific, nature provides most of the food for free, without even having to till the soil or plant seeds, weed, fertilize and perform all the other tasks associated with food production. While such a scenario is appealing to many of us, few will ever get to actually experience it.

Gardening Tips: July 27, 2011

Hot Gardening

Gardening Tips: Aug. 4, 2010

All About Fruit

Gardening Tips: July 28, 2010

Mid-summer gardening
August marks the middle of our gardening season as well as mid-summer and this year I feel like we have already experienced a legitimate summer! July was one of the warmest on record in our region and most vegetable gardens are at peak production. This is actually a good time to plant some seeds for fall season harvests of lettuce, spinach, beets, radishes and assorted other salad greens.

Gardening Tips: June 2, 2010

Thirty-Four Species of Birds
I know this is supposed to be a gardening column but I seem to get more e-mail responses to my columns about birds than my usual “tips.” Actually my tips are often reminders of chores I tell you to do but often fail to do myself! This week I will revisit our feathered friends.