Wednesday, May 27, 2015

It's Veggie Gardening Time!

This full-color publication from Penn State University is $10.00 - but it's available FREE on line!

The book provides information about growing vegetables, from selecting the best site for your garden to harvesting your vegetables. Vegetables discussed include asparagus, beans, brassicas, bulb vegetables, cucurbits, leafy vegetables, peas, peppers, root peppers, sweet corn, baby corn, and pickling corn, eggplants, and tomatoes.

Check it out here!

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Cedar Apple Rust

Photo © 2015 Sue Schneck
Photo © 2015 Sue Schneck

Thanks to Master Gardener Sue Schneck for these wonderful photos of Cedar Apple Rust taken with her Galaxy S5 phone camera!  This disease requires two separate living host plants. In Sue's garden the host and alternate host were juniper and crabapple trees.  When Sue removed the juniper from her garden, the cedar apple rust disease disappeared.

Read more about this fascinating disease here:

Free Bucks County Pest Walk

Photo courtesy Mario Quevedo

An afternoon of insect pest and disease identification and discussion of controls with Penn State Entomologist Greg Hoover and Temple Plant Pathology Instructor Allison Brown.

Tuesday, June 9th, 1pm-3pm
Delaware Valley University
700 East Butler Ave.
Doylestown PA 18901

Meet at the Welcome Center

FREE! Pre-registration required: 215-345-3283 

Questions: Kathy Salisbury, Horticulture Educator, Penn State Extension, Bucks County 

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Sour Mulch?

Over the past few days we have received a number of phone calls from landscapers and homeowners with the same problem: within 24 hours of applying mulch plants in the area all have dead leaves and appear burned:.

Read more about what we learned in this blog post by Bucks County Horticulture Educator Kathy Salisbury: