Set out containers on your door stoop, deck, balcony, porch, or windowsill to grow fresh veggies and herbs. Fill the container with potting soil, buy seeds or seedlings, and you’re ready to grow! A clementine box makes a great herb garden almost anyplace that gets 4 to 6 hours of direct sunlight each day. A… Continue Reading
Happy Arbor Day! Because trees use carbon dioxide, planting trees reduces climate-disrupting pollution. A leafy tree can shade and cool your house in the summer while letting the sunshine in on winter days. Plant a fruit or nut-bearing tree and reap tasty rewards year after year—apples, pears, and hazelnuts are well adapted to our climate… Continue Reading
Even though we are in the middle of fall it is never to early to start thinking about spring. Consider planting bulbs this month so that you can enjoy flowers in the months to come. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here.
October is the best time to plant garlic. Separate the cloves, plant 6-8 inches apart, cover with mulch. By the summer you will have full heads and tender garlic scapes. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here.
“Rain, rain, go away, come again another day.” Deer Isle-Stonington, much like the rest of New England, has been experiencing what seems like an enormous amount of rain and cool weather this spring. DISES science students‘ gloves, clippers, and trowels are still too clean and awaiting the day where the soil temperature warms enough to… Continue Reading