Gardening http://nhpr.org en Long Winter Delays Spring Planting http://nhpr.org/post/long-winter-delays-spring-planting <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The long, cold winter has delayed spring planting in the Granite State.&nbsp; That complicates matters for nurseries and lawn and garden businesses.&nbsp; Charlie Cole is general manager of </span><a href="http://www.colegardens.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">Cole Gardens</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in Concord.&nbsp; He sees the late spring as a mixed bag for his business—although he’s optimistic.</span></p> Sun, 06 Apr 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Amanda Loder 46256 at http://nhpr.org Long Winter Delays Spring Planting UNH Open Greenhouses To Eager Gardeners http://nhpr.org/post/unh-open-greenhouses-eager-gardeners <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The University of New Hampshire is holding its annual Greenhouse Open House for eager gardeners — some still aching from shoveling snow the first day of spring.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The MacFarlane Greenhouse will be open Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.</p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 11:21:33 +0000 Associated Press 45509 at http://nhpr.org Cornucopia Project Filling Kids' Cups http://nhpr.org/post/cornucopia-project-filling-kids-cups-0 <p><a href="http://www.cornucopiaproject.org/" target="_blank">The Cornucopia Project</a> teaches kids to grow food -- and to make a lifetime of healthy eating choices. Susan Ellingwood and her third-graders in Dublin are old hands in their school garden -- which was established with help from the Cornucopia Project.</p><p></p> Sat, 11 Jan 2014 05:30:00 +0000 Deborah Schachter, Lois Shea & Andrew Parrella 41553 at http://nhpr.org Cornucopia Project Filling Kids' Cups The Dark Side Of Community Gardens http://nhpr.org/post/dark-side-community-gardens <p>Today the ground is covered with snow, but imagine if you will, a verdant community garden in late July, brimming with flowers and vegetables, happy neighbors kneeling cheek-to-cheek, shovel to shovel, baskets overflowing with greens and the late afternoon sun bathing the scene in gold. We interrupt that idyll to bring you “<a href="http://modernfarmer.com/2013/12/robbery-drugs-fistfights-dark-side-community-gardening/" target="_blank">Thievery, Fraud, Fistfights and Weed: The Other Side of Community Gardens</a>.” &nbsp;&nbsp;That’s the title of <strong>Jesse Hirsch’s </strong>article for <em>Modern Farmer</em>, where he’s a staff writer.</p><p> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 19:00:54 +0000 Virginia Prescott 40323 at http://nhpr.org The Dark Side Of Community Gardens The World Runs on Grass http://nhpr.org/post/world-runs-grass <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Grass doesn't get a lot of appreciation aside from lawns and hayfields, but grasses play an essential role in ecosystem health. When soil is disturbed by hurricane, fire or logging, grasses take quick advantage of. Dormant seeds awaiting the right conditions sprout and up come the grasses.</span></p> Fri, 29 Nov 2013 05:10:00 +0000 Chris Martin, Francie Von Mertens & Andrew Parrella 39073 at http://nhpr.org The World Runs on Grass Need Help Gardening? There's An App For That http://nhpr.org/post/need-help-gardening-theres-app <p>Whether you have a well-worn green thumb, or are making your first foray into home gardening, rest assured: there’s an app for that. New York Times Smart App Columnist <strong>Kit Eaton</strong> confesses he’s not an experienced gardener, but <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/28/technology/personaltech/digging-in-the-dirt-with-gardening-apps.html?_r=0">he dug in to the wide variety of garden-related apps </a>on the market and joins us with some winners.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 12 Aug 2013 13:06:14 +0000 Virginia Prescott 32906 at http://nhpr.org Need Help Gardening? There's An App For That Veggie Growing Season Just Getting Underway In New Hampshire http://nhpr.org/post/veggie-growing-season-just-getting-underway-new-hampshire <p>New Hampshire's growing season traditionally begins Memorial Day weekend, but if you haven't gotten many plants into your garden this year, it's not too late to start.</p><p>That's according to <a href="http://www.gardening-guy.com/" target="_blank"><strong>Henry Homeyer</strong></a>, and he should know - he's a longtime gardener who's written newspaper columns and numerous books on the subject. His latest book is <strong><em>Organic Gardening (Not Just) In The Northeast: A Hands-On Month-to-Month Guide</em></strong>.</p> Thu, 06 Jun 2013 21:33:53 +0000 Brady Carlson 28987 at http://nhpr.org Attracting Backyard Pollinators http://nhpr.org/post/attracting-backyard-pollinators <p><strong>EarthTalk®<br>E - The Environmental Magazine</strong></p> Sun, 10 Mar 2013 05:00:00 +0000 23528 at http://nhpr.org Attracting Backyard Pollinators Varmints! Hostility Grows In The Garden http://nhpr.org/post/varmints-hostility-grows-garden <p>Summer may be winding down, but for many gardeners in New Hampshire, the season’s not quite over.&nbsp; There are still tomatoes and beans to be gathered.&nbsp; And rich fall squashes are just emerging.&nbsp; This summer’s gardening season has been a challenging one.&nbsp; Mainly because of a few creatures that have enjoyed her plants.</p><p>Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote: “I have no hostility to nature, but a child’s love to it. I expand and live in the warm day like corn and melons.”</p><p>I suspect that deer were not eating Mr. Emerson’s corn, or melons.</p> Fri, 31 Aug 2012 20:00:00 +0000 Lois Shea 11937 at http://nhpr.org Varmints! Hostility Grows In The Garden New Planting Map Reflects Warmer Winters http://nhpr.org/post/new-planting-map-reflects-warmer-winters <p>The USDA recently released a new growing zone map for the entire country. The&nbsp;Plant Hardiness Zone Map is the guide gardeners use to determine what plants and flowers will most likely thrive in their location. This is the first significant update in more than 20 years. <a href="http://planthardiness.ars.usda.gov">The new online interactive map </a>takes advantage of much more detailed data analysis, and it&rsquo;s making news because it shows that warmer winters are sustaining plants that previously would have died off in colder climates.</p> Thu, 02 Feb 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Rick Ganley 1640 at http://nhpr.org New Planting Map Reflects Warmer Winters Shortest Supply Chain Ever? Greenhouses on Top of Supermarkets http://nhpr.org/post/shortest-supply-chain-ever-greenhouses-top-supermarkets <p>Local food with a capital L: New York-based <a href="http://brightfarms.com/projects/manhattan-school-for-children-usa" target="_blank">Brightfarms</a> builds greenhouses on top of grocery stores and warehouses. So if the cucumber section is running low, just run upstairs and you&#39;re good.</p><p>The system is designed to save the grocer money - if the veggies are on your roof, shipping costs go down, and the food is fresher, with a longer shelf life, meaning storage costs go down too.</p> Thu, 15 Dec 2011 16:57:33 +0000 Brady Carlson 904 at http://nhpr.org Welcome to the Veggielution http://nhpr.org/post/welcome-veggielution <DIV class=transcript></DIV> Fri, 04 Sep 2009 04:00:00 +0000 Robert Rogers 11263 at http://nhpr.org