No cleaning supplies?
The Family Handyman offers these unconventional cleaning ideas:
-- Slip a piece of foam pipe insulation over the tines of a garden rake to create a squeegee for floor cleaning.To read more or comment...
Bad news for all of you who are patiently waiting for your tomatoes to ripen: Late blight is back.
The fungal disease can hit this time of year when the weather turns cool and either wet or very humid. And guess what we’ve had lately? Cool temperatures and wet conditions.
Ohio State University Extension’s Erik Draper found the fungus, Phytophtora infestans, on tomatoes in western Trumbull County, he reported in this week’s Buckeye Yard & Garden Line e-newsletter. He’s concerned that Northeast Ohio is poised for an outbreak.
If you want to save your tomatoes -- or your potatoes, which are also vulnerable -- now’s the time to treat them with a fungicide containing chlorothalanil or copper. Chlorothalanil is more effective against late blight, but if you grow organically, copper is your only option.To read more or comment...