QUESTION: Do deer eat herbs? I have a lot of deer in my neighborhood and they tend to eat a lot of landscaping. I'm wondering if it's pointless to even try an herb garden or if there's hope. Suggestions and tips? - Julie J GARDENING CHANNEL REPLIES: Whether or not a deer will … [Read more...]
How to Identify and Control Tomato Hornworms
by Shelby Baker Chewed fruit, nubby stems, and spotty leaves can be a gardener’s nightmare. So much time and effort in growing tomatoes, peppers, eggplants can all be lost over the course of a few short weeks. The scene of the crime is an innocent, leafy green garden. The … [Read more...]
Are lizards good for the garden?
QUESTION: Are lizards good for the garden? I have a lot of anoles in my back yard. - Jen T ANSWER: Yes, lizards are good for your garden. There are two main reasons they’re a good sign when seen in your growing spaces. … [Read more...]
What’s the best soil for herbs in pots?
QUESTION: What’s the best soil for herbs in pots? I want to grow some container herbs this year and I'd like to give them a good chance of succeeding. - Janet B ANSWER: When growing herbs in containers, well-draining is the keyword for everything from the soil to the container … [Read more...]
18 Great Companion Plants for Basil
By Jennifer Poindexter Are you interested in trying companion planting around your garden? If so, it’s wise to start with a plant you know and love. Then you'll want to figure out which plants make the best companions. Let’s begin with basil. This is an herb that many people … [Read more...]
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