Monday, May 16, 2016
Thursday, May 12, 2016
|Right plant, right place|
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
|Cut back to branch collar|
|Honeysuckle - in the gardenradio.com|
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Monday, May 9, 2016
Thanks for you comments...I laughed at the response that the plant didn't wear sunscreen (a good reminder to all of us!) and Dr. Steve Newman said a fellow Twitter follower said it was a result of listening to Lawrence Welk music.
My best guess...which was supported by fellow CO-Horts Mary Small and Tony Koski...is that it's most likely freeze/chilling injury. Since it was the third leaf on both sets of plants, it led me to believe that these plants were damaged either in the bud or as they were emerging. The plants are located close to the home and are always early to emerge, so it was likely during one of those cold snaps we experienced in late March or early April. Also the leaves were likely constricted during emergence, which led to the accordian-fold.
But if anyone has any other thoughts or reasons as to how this may have occurred, I'd love to hear (and be corrected).
Thursday, May 5, 2016
As I was mulching my front yard a couple weekends ago, I noticed this funny growth pattern on my iris. But it was only on a couple of the leaves....specifically, the third oldest leaf on each plant. Both plants are near my west-facing front door.
|Iris "elastic bands"|
Friday, April 29, 2016
Thursday, April 28, 2016
By Linda Langelo, CSU Horticulture Program Associate
Micro greens are another source of fresh food. If you don’t like eating a particular vegetable like beets, try beet micro greens. In ten to fifteen days, you can harvest many different choices of vegetable micro greens. You can also grow herbs as micro greens but this will take longer than 15 days and up to 25 days or more. Think of planting a flat of seed of red cabbage and then harvesting the leaves within fifteen days and enjoying a nice mild flavor of the seedling’s leaves. These seedlings do contain a lot of nutrition, but I am not a doctor, just a gardener. So do have a discussion with your doctor if you want to use these for supplemental nutrients. I am just suggesting this might be a way of having a larger palette of greens with a wide array of flavors.
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