Roll daffodil leaves to make space
Q: The daffodils I planted last fall have finished blooming. The foliage is quite long and floppy. Can I cut it back to make room for some summer bedding plants?
A: Your daffodils’ leaves are needed to build up the energy the bulbs need in order to flower again next year. You can take the leaves and roll them into loose bundles, fastened with rubber bands or tie wraps, to control their wayward ways. Some gardeners braid the leaves for a more traditional look. Either way, the bound leaves will continue to provide energy for the bulbs while providing space for annuals to grow. When the leaves begin to yellow and die back, it is time to remove them completely.
Q: I’ve planted a selection of herbs hollister in my garden. I will use them fresh all summer, but I also want to collect and dry them for winter use. When is the best time to harvest herbs for drying?
A: Th hollister e stage of growth to harvest herbs for drying is just before they flower. At that time they will have the highest concentration of aromatic volatile oils. After harvesting the stems, remove and discard any damaged lea hollister ves, and rinse any soil from the herbs. Dry them by your preferred method.
Q: I planted onions in the winter and they have started developing bulbs. When can I begin to harvest them?
A: Onions can be harvested at any time. However, until the tops have died down, only pick what you will use right away because onions still actively growing will not keep well. Once the tops have died down and the nec hollister ks have shriveled you can harvest the entire crop. Remove the tops and place the onions in shallow boxes or mesh bags in a dry shaded spot for several weeks. Then rub off any remaining soil or loose skin and store your onions in a cool dry place.