Ask Ruth: Growing Brussel Sprouts

Ask Ruth: Growing Brussel Sprouts

Dear Ruth, I would like to grow Brussels sprouts this year. Is it too warm to grow them in the spring here? Will they overwinter like collards and kale? Any varieties you would recommend for our climate? Thanks, Katherine in Marshall   Dear Katherine, Yes, you...
Ask Ruth: Growing Brussel Sprouts

Ask Ruth: When to Plant Your Garden

Dear Ruth, When is it OK to plant my garden? When can I plant what? Thanks, Bill V. Mars Hill, NC Dear Bill, Well that all depends. If you believe the old-timers, when it thunders in March you will have a snow in two weeks. Around March 12 we heard thunder in...
Ask Ruth: Growing Brussel Sprouts

Ask Ruth: Types of Seeds

Dear Ruth, I am planning this year’s garden and want to buy my seeds. Can you explain the different seed types? Roy H. Asheville, NC Dear Roy, Buying your garden seed is the perfect way to dispel the winter blues, and encourage an optimistic frame of mind! When...
Ask Tom: Chicken Housing for Beginners

Ask Tom: Chicken Housing for Beginners

Tom, We want to raise chickens for home use and possibly for sale. What sort of structure do you suggest to house them? –New to the Game Dear New, We do not raise livestock so I will offer a few leads and call on Meredith McKissick, the OGS Director for grower...
Ask Ruth: Growing Brussel Sprouts

Ask Ruth: Garlic Planting

Dear Ruth, I heard that the time to plant garlic is in the fall. If that’s true, how do I plant it? Roger Asheville, NC     Dear Roger, I planted a number of different garlic cultivars last fall. It was quite a thrill to harvest three different kinds of...
Ask Ruth: Growing Brussel Sprouts

Ask Ruth: Front Yard Fruit Gardening

Dear Ruth, I am thinking about planting some fruit in my yard. How much room do I need? Is now a good time? What kind of place does fruit like to be planted? Sarah Asheville, NC   Dear Sarah, Fruit is a great addition to any yard! It is a thrill to walk outside...
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