Clearing the Vegetable Garden

Hard freezes may come early in the Front Range, killing all but the hardiest plants in the vegetable garden. Although peas, cabbage, kale, parsnips and a few others may survive, planning to dispose of killed plants is a good idea. The carryover of many vegetable diseases and insects can be avoided by doing a thorough…

Hot Weather Impacts Vegetables

High temperatures cause problems with vegetable gardens. Plants transpire faster than normal in intense heat. If roots are not well established and healthy, leaves can scorch despite adequate moisture. Low humidity compounds problems and may promote spider mite problems. Heat and low humidity also affect blossom and pollen viability; bean blossoms abort and corn pollen…