Jeff Poppen learns the methods necessary for growing a successful crop of cherry tomatoes in a market garden greenhouse. Bloomsbury Farm in Smyrna TN uses mulched leaves as compost to improve the soil structure. They use the Florida weave trellising system for some varieties, while with others the Lower and Lean Method is used.
It's the middle of summer, and those garden containers that were lovely and full in the spring are showing signs of fatigue and stress. Good news! You don't have to completely start over to get it through the remainder of the growing season. Annette Shrader guides us through several examples of how to go about rejuvenating the plants, and the overall look.
The staghorn fern can be grown as a houseplant, or outdoors in areas with a milder climate. Commonly, the fern is attached to a wooden surface to mimic how they grow in nature. Sheri Gramer walks us through the process of securely attaching a fern to a wooden board for good plant health, and an amazing display.
Hypertufa is a mix of readily available concrete and other elements that is lightweight, easy to work with, and can be molded. Annette Shrader introduces us to an imaginative gardener, and craftsperson, who has created a notable collection of hypertufa containers and art pieces.