Gardening Tips: December 16, 2015

Making Holiday Gifts

Holiday gift shopping is either a chore or a joy for the shopper, but for some people it is always an unwelcome challenge. My daughter-in-law really enjoys shopping as a fun pastime and she is also really very good at finding bargains. More...

Posted 12/15/2015 08:15 PM

Gardening Tips: November 25, 2015


The smell of wood smoke is beginning to permeate the morning air as Indian Summer gives way to Old Man winter. More...

Posted 11/25/2015 12:10 AM

Gardening Tips: October 28, 2015

My Vegetable Garden Review

Last weekend’s hard freeze brought an end to the 2015 vegetable garden season for most of the crops in my raised beds. I still have a few things growing  More...

Posted 10/27/2015 08:54 PM

Gardening Tips: Sept. 23, 2015

Roadside Weeds

After a four- to six-week drought, most of our region received a very welcome weekend of rain showers, clouds and much cooler weather. For the most part, the rain fell pretty steadily and not just for a few torrential downpours. More...

Posted 9/22/2015 10:52 PM

Gardening Tips: August 26, 2015

Dragon Flies and Hard Tomatoes

It has been another hot week in the region, with several 90-degree days in a row, punctuated by some widely scattered thunderstorms that have not provided nearly enough rainfall to keep our gardens as lush as we would like. More...

Posted 8/25/2015 09:09 PM

Gardening Tips: July 22, 2015

Come to the Fair!

The 2015 Greene County Youth Fair will be held Thursday July 23 through Sunday July 26 at Angelo Canna Town Park in Cairo. More...

Posted 7/21/2015 07:48 PM

Gardening Tips: June 24, 2015

Fruit in the Home Garden

I will stop complaining about the drought since it seems like we are finally back to almost normal soil moisture. Of course, along with the rain, comes the weeds, mosquitoes, slugs, and other assorted pests! More...

Posted 6/24/2015 09:12 AM

Gardening Tips: June 10, 2015

We finally got some much needed rain last week as we enter the honeymoon month of June, but we could use at least another inch or two of a steady, gentle rain. More...

Posted 6/10/2015 09:46 AM

Gardening Tips: May 27, 2015


Lilacs More...

Posted 5/27/2015 10:22 AM

Gardening Tips: May 6, 2015

Forsythia More...

Posted 5/5/2015 07:00 PM

Gardening Tips: December 9, 2015

Oh Deer!

It is hard to believe that in less than a month we will be writing 2016 on our checks and calendar dates. Where on earth did 2015 go so quickly? More...

Posted 12/8/2015 10:25 PM

Gardening Tips: November 4, 2015

Tips and recollections

I ran out of room before I finished discussing last year’s garden successes and failures. I want to thank a few readers for their excellent suggestions and for sharing their experiences too! More...

Posted 11/3/2015 09:24 PM

Gardening Tips: Sept. 30, 2015


Mornings have turned decidedly fall like as we pass the autumnal equinox once more. Many cultures measure time in seasons, but modern society is so far disconnected from the natural world that seasons hardly matter at all. More...

Posted 9/29/2015 08:51 PM

Gardening Tips: September 2, 2015

Late August Planting

I have detected a distinct hint of fall weather this past week as well as noticing some premature fall coloration on some trees and shrubs. More...

Posted 9/1/2015 09:06 PM

Gardening Tips: August 5, 2015

Dog Days and Tomatoes

We are well into what has been called the “Dog Days” of summer. This expression is usually interpreted as having to do with the fact that it is so hot and uncomfortable outside. More...

Posted 8/4/2015 10:57 PM

Gardening Tips: July 15, 2015

My Rain Barrel Floweth Over

During the month of June we received between six to 10 inches of rain in our region. The total was more to the north in the Adirondacks and less south of Albany, but still more than enough to end the drought. More...

Posted 7/15/2015 11:05 AM

Gardening Tips: June 17, 2015

Garden Pests and Rain

Since Memorial Day weekend I have recorded about 3.75 inches of rain at my house, which is enough to relieve the drought conditions we had experienced since April. More...

Posted 6/17/2015 09:07 AM

Gardening Tips by Bob Beyfuss: June 3, 2015

All About Tea

Well, we have had to deal with another weird week of May weather. Memorial Day weekend had some of us scrambling to cover our tender transplants as widespread frost was reported throughout the region. By Monday, we were back in the mid 80s once more. More...

Posted 6/3/2015 08:19 AM

Gardening Tips: May 20, 2015

Pollinators More...

Posted 5/21/2015 01:45 PM

Gardening Tips

Backyard Maple Syrup One of the very few things I am missing about my snowed in home in Conesville this March, is the opportunity to make some maple syrup in my backyard. More...

Posted 3/10/2015 07:00 PM