Staple or calorie crops
Posted on May 23, 2013 by Beth Bishop , MSU Enviro-weather One thing is for sure about Michigan’s weather: it’s always different. Just compare this spring (2013) to last spring. This time last year the season was two weeks or more ahead of normal in most of Michigan. This year, the majority of the state is days or even weeks behind normal. This variability means that each year the development of crops, weeds, insects and diseases is different.
Partial Sun Fruit
Design and layout
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Latest Seasonal Assessment - The drought outlook for March 21 - June 30, 2013 is based primarily on short-, medium-, and long-range forecasts, initial conditions, and climatology.
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Friday, February 08, 2013 by Benedict Vanheems - Categories: perennial vegetables, shade, cold frame < Back to the GrowBlog Index It was a trip to my local food store a few years ago that got me onto growing my own rhubarb.
Food preservation and storage
Charts and guides
Garden info tables
I n a botanical sense, an herb is a plant that does not produce a woody stem and dies back to the ground each winter to a perennial root system. Herbaceous plants in the landscape and garden normally include annuals, perennials, biennials, bulbs and grasses. In the garden sense, herbs are plants that serve as a major source of seasonings in the preparation of foods. In an even broader sense, herbs include those plants that are also useful for scents in cosmetics or for medicinal purposes. Some of them are woody and outstep the definition of a herbaceous plant.
Wildflowers and beneficials
Thursday, July 19, 2012 by Benedict Vanheems
Overgrown, bitter, bolted lettuce
Garden Economic Value
Extend growing season
High tunnels and hoop houses