Typically, soil moisture is out of our control, unless growing crops in a high tunnel or greenhouse. In a perfect gardening world, it would rain as often as the crops need watered but that’s not always the case. Too much water can cause leaching of nutrients and diseases, and not enough water will result in a small harvest or plant death.
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WVU Extension Service Master Gardener training is typically offered through in-person courses organized by WVU Extension Service offices around the state. Due to the persistent risks associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, we have modified how we will work with our clientele through the fall. WVU Extension Service will continue offering online Master Gardener training classes for the fall, beginning on August 20, 2020.
Beans have been grown in home gardens for years. In fact, beans have a richer genetic diversity in Appalachia than anywhere else in the world.
The most popular garden crop has always been the tomato. And, heritage tomatoes are ingrained in West Virginia’s history.
Growing heritage brambles may seem daunting, but with a little pruning knowledge, it can be easy. Raspberries, blackberries and all their relatives make for tasty, summer treats.
Soil health is crucial to the health and yield of your garden. Before planting, it’s recommended to have your soil analyzed for nutrients and pH to ensure optimum plant growth.