Gardening Tips by Bob Beyfuss

"Gardening Tips" is a column about all things flora written by Bob Beyfuss of the Cornell Cooperative Extension.

Gardening Tips: May 21, 2014

Inorganic fertilizers
The past week’s rain arrived at a perfect time to allow most of our gardens, landscape plantings and lawn to develop their foliage. (Weeds too!) The showers and thunderstorms will sometimes put a temporary damper on outdoor work, but we do need some rain every few days to fuel the new growth. Yard cleanup is in full gear by now as we prepare for the upcoming growing season in earnest.


Gardening Tips: May 14, 2014

Sequence of Bloom
I measured just about two inches of rainfall last week in my rain gauge, which we really needed to get things green. Although that amount of rain seemed like a lot at the time, the newly emerging vegetation has already absorbed or transpired most of it.


Gardening Tips: April 23, 2014

Almost home
I have had a wonderful winter in Florida and I will surely miss my daily activities down here. The fishing has been excellent for the most part. I joined a boat club that allows, pretty much, unlimited use of a number of different boats from many different ports. This is the first winter I have had this option and I am very glad I joined.


Area Police News: April 16, 2104

Delaware County Deputies arrested Nick Malaxos, 67 of Margaretville on April 8 for one count of issuing a bad check a class “B” misdemeanor in violation of the New York State Penal Law. He was issued an appearance ticket returnable to the Town of Roxbury Town Court on April 23 at 7 p.m.


Gardening Tips: April 16, 2014

Time to Start Seeds
Although there is still very much winter weather outdoors, by now many of you are extremely anxious to get started on this season’s garden. It is still much too cold and the soil is too wet to even consider tillage of the garden right now.