Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Monday, June 27, 2011

Dear Mark: yellow leaves, finicky plants and soil

Hey everyone. Thanks for all the emails and comments. This site is new and already experiencing lots of activity. I'm sorting through the questions and will post as soon as I can.

Here is a question from Brenda who is having trouble with her plants. This is a good topic for discussion because some of us are experiencing the same problems.
I have a question on my garden soil. My plants are just not growing this year. They also have many yellow leaves on the bottom. My broccoli all sprouted with yellow flowers before they came to a nice big head. Also can you send me a listworkshops on gardening? - Brenda 
 Thanks for the question Brenda. You are not the only gardener experiencing slow growth this season. The problem has less to do with soil and more to do with the weather.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Send us Your Garden Questions!

Have garden questions? A problem with your plant and don't know what's wrong? Are you looking for a new method for your garden or have a question about a certain product or practice? 

Don't fret!

Kelly McKeon looks for answers / Becky Brooke

We have answers for you. 

Send me your garden questions or photos of the pest and disease that plagues your plants and I will consult our trained team of Master Gardeners at the University of Rhode Island and publish your answer on the blog.

Send your questions, stories and pictures to msciallari@gmail.com. We are also looking for guest posts.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Purslane: Pest or Prize?

Post by Mark Scialla 
 I’ve wanted to post about purslane for awhile because many gardeners pull purslane from their gardens wantonly, in ignorance of what this prolific plant has to offer in taste and nutrition. 
Becky Brooke

Grilled Summer Squash

Posted by Mark Scialla
Squash has got to be my favorite summer veggie to grow and eat. Squash takes such little maintenance, and yet yields an abundant harvest all summer long. The bushy plant should keep you well fed.

Around the World in 100 Miles

Posted by Melissa Guillet
Just added the RWP blog to my site list.  Readers may also enjoy http://aroundtheworldin100miles.blogspot.com/ which features articles on IPM, sustainable living, and many world cuisine recipes using local ingredients.  A cookbook is forthcoming in 2012 from Sacred Fools Press.

As the Garden Grows...

Posted by Mark Scialla
Welcome friends and gardeners. This blog is meant to spread news about the new Roger Williams Park Community Garden. It will not only give readers insight as to what happens in the garden, but it will also provide the precipice from which we will leap into garden and environmental topics for discussion. As we post photographs of the garden, event notices, recipes, and garden tips, we hope your comments and blog posts will turn this blog into a lively discussion that all readers can benefit from.
Becky Brooke
Stand by.