Posts by dougoster

Ask the Gardener: Japanese pieris, wild chives, moles and grubs

Everybody Gardens editor Doug Oster answers questions about Japanese pieris, growing onions and getting rid of moles and grubs.

March 21, 2020

Vegetable seed sales soar as coronavirus concerns mount

Many seed companies have been overwhelmed with orders due to the coronavirus

March 20, 2020

Best seed sources, as selected by Everybody Gardens readers

Great list of seed sources

March 19, 2020

Garlic’s first harvest is short lived but wonderful

Garlic growers start harvesting now, but it’s not too late to plant some cloves.

March 19, 2020

Floating flowers showcases garden flowers

Try sitting blooms in water for a great display

March 18, 2020

Gardens offer sanctuary amid fears and uncertainty

Time in the garden can help with anxiety over the COVID-19 pandemic

March 17, 2020

St. Patrick’s Day marks traditional pea planting day

Planting peas now is a gardening tradition

March 17, 2020

Ask the Gardener: Forsythia, lawn issues and butterfly bush

Everybody Gardens editor Doug Oster answers questions about growing forsythia, lawn problems and trimming a butterfly bush.

March 17, 2020

Ask the Gardener: Microgreens, rose cuttings and old seeds

Everybody Gardens editor Doug Oster answers questions about growing microgreens, rose cuttings and what to do with old seeds.

March 13, 2020

First tomato of the season: The race begins now!

Here’s how to pick the first tomato of the season

March 11, 2020

Ask the Gardener: Crocuses, dormant oil and Bermuda grass

Everybody Gardens editor Doug Oster answers questions about crocuses that aren’t blooming, dormant oil, Bermuda grass and more.

March 9, 2020

Ask the Gardener: Pussy willow, burning bush and a swamp yard

Everybody Gardens editor Doug Oster answers questions about getting pussy willow to root, burning bush and a swampy yard.

March 6, 2020