From the category archives:


Rotten Tomatoes and Yellow Leaves.

July 10, 2011

So why do my tomato leaves turn yellow and why are my tomatoes rotting before they are ripe? Vegetable season is in high gear and fruit is beginning to ripen. This is the time when I start to get all the questions.  Why do my zucchini drop off? Why won’t my melon set fruit?  What [...]

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Thinking of Planting Garlic This Spring?

April 1, 2011

I’ve been preparing to plant my spring garden and am planning to include some garlic again this year.  It seems like we use garlic in just about every meal so why not grow it? I must confess my last attempt didn’t go so well. I think I was sold some of very old bulbs for [...]

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Do You Need to Know How to Fertilize your Grass?

March 22, 2011

Do you want a green lawn? Excerpt from my ebook Growing Great Lawns One of the most important factors in growing a great looking lawn is how much and how often to feed it.  The fertilizer companies have every one convinced that it takes a rocket scientist to figure this out.  I’m here to tell [...]

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Is Mistletoe Poisonous to Dogs and Cats?

December 24, 2010

If your dog or cat ate mistletoe you might want to read this. You may have heard that the common mistletoe plant is poisonous and this past week we had an incident at our home that prompted some further research on just how poisonous mistletoe is. Here is what happened. At the Saturday market I [...]

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What is the best mower to buy?

December 14, 2010

Excerpt from my ebook Growing Great Lawns I’m asked from time to time what is the best kind of lawn mower to buy, so with Christmas right around the corner, I thought I would put my suggestions in writing. A new lawnmower under the tree could make someone very happy, and you will get the [...]

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Christmas Gift ideas for Gardeners

November 25, 2010

DO YOU NEED SOME CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEAS FOR GARDENERS?    MAYBE I CAN HELP. It’s the time of year when friends and family are starting to ask me what gift I would like for Christmas. You’re probably hearing that question too and asking it of others as well. I can always find something I want for [...]

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Dead Grass? Here is how to fix it.

November 4, 2010

Need Help Repairing Your Grass? Here is an excerpt from my eBook GROWING GREAT LAWNS One of the most popular posts here is one I wrote called, “Is dog pee killing your grass? Here are some solutions.” That’s a pretty common question for people with dogs but there are lots of reasons why you may [...]

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Great Gift Ideas for Gardeners

December 6, 2009

Christmas and Birthday Gifts for Gardeners It’s that time of year again so I thought I’d make a few suggestions for Christmas gifts that gardeners might enjoy receiving. These would also make great birthday gifts, mother’s day or father’s day gifts, open house gifts, thank you gifts… I know that for some of you to [...]

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Need a solution for why my tomatoes crack and split?

June 19, 2008

How to keep your tomatoes from cracking and splitting Excerpt from my eBook GROWING JUICY DELICIOUS TOMATOES available at Rainforth Home and Garden. IF YOU HAVE LARGE ROTTEN SPOTS ON YOUR TOMATOES SEE THIS POST HERE Welcome! Thanks for stopping my little website.  Hopefully you’ll find some useful advice here. Hopefully will be your [...]

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Is dog pee killing your grass? Here are some solutions.

June 5, 2008

A problem I am asked for advice on regularly is how to stop my dog’s urine (or the neighbors’ dogs’ urine!) from killing my grass. Here is an Excerpt from my newest eBook on GROWING GREAT LAWNS available HERE at Rainforth Home and Garden. For my post on repairing lawn click (here)   If you [...]

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