Question: I moved into an older home with established landscaping. I have one very large tree with English ivy wrapped around the base and growing up into the canopy. While it is beautiful, I have a hunch that it is not good for the tree. How do I go about removing the English ivy?
September and October in western Oregon is usually still very warm with daytime high temperatures often in the 80s, while much of the country experiences their first frost or freeze. With the current hot, dry weather pattern it seems this fall will be great for a fall vegetable garden.
The US Drought Monitor reports exceptional and extreme drought conditions have prevailed over the last several months and it looks like it will continue through summer across areas of Oregon and the west.
Question: Why are my tomatoes not ripening on the vine this summer? I have been providing adequate water and fertilizer. By mid-summer I am usually sharing my tomato bounty with friends, neighbors and our local food pantry. I have heard from other home gardeners that they are experiencing th…