Gardening season is here. As we become more involved in our landscapes and gardens, we need to be watchful of the possible hazards we might encounter.
Winter is a time of stress on the landscape plants. Extra care during the winter will protect plants in the landscape, and they will recover looking their best.
Seasonal affective disorder can cause feelings of depression for most of the day or nearly every day. Other symptoms include low energy, loss of interest in activities you used to enjoy, problems sleeping, loss of appetite, irritability, and difficulty concentrating. For some, symptoms may start out mild but progress as the season wears on.
Blotchy ripening of tomatoes is associated with cool, cloudy weather and potassium deficiency. Fruit cracking develops during periods of rainy weather. Blossom end rot — occurring early in the fruit development — is caused by uneven soil moisture which reduces the availability of calcium to the plant.