Archive for the ‘Gardening Questions’ Category
A: Herbs are gaining popularity in the home garden and while they do provide
some aesthetic interest, flavour and fragrance is their true claim to fame.
Herbs can be grown in a flower garden, in a formal herb garden, in
containers on a small balcony, or even on a windowsill. Some herbs can be
grown from seed and others purchased as transplants. Read the rest of this entry »
A: The key to growing fruit in Newfoundland and Labrador is selecting cultivars that will produce mature fruit in a short growing season. Advances in plant breeding have led to the development of many early-maturing cultivars that perform well in cool climates. Note that certain cultivars or even types of fruit trees sold locally may not necessarily be suitable for Newfoundland and Labrador. Three fruit trees that typically do well in Newfoundland and Labrador are cherry, plum and pear. Read the rest of this entry »
A: Delicious sweet apples can be grown in Newfoundland and Labrador – the trick is selecting a cultivar that will produce mature fruit in a short growing season. Common supermarket apples, such as ‘McIntosh’ and ‘Red Delicious’, are relatively late maturing cultivars that may not perform well in a cool climate. Read the rest of this entry »