Monthly archives: November, 2023

Cover Crops in the Home Garden

Hairy Vetch Cover Crop

As gardeners, we have the seemingly endless task of improving and maintaining the health of our soil.  Composting is a commonly used strategy.  But this is a labor-intensive task.  The novice gardener will quickly realize it is difficult to make enough compost for even a small garden.    And anyone with physical limitations may find building …

Easy to Grow Fruits

Growing a jujube tree in central virginia

Hanover master gardener David Sumner has spent many years learning and experimenting with growing fruits in his Central Virginia garden.  In this article, he shares the six easy fruits to grow and will provide delicious fruit for you and your family for years.   As Master Gardeners, we are often asked for advice on how to …