If you’re a Southerner new to gardening or a gardener new to the South, you have treats and maybe a few traps in store. Recently, six red clay gardening veterans were asked what expert advice they would give to those starting new gardens. Following are tips of the type that might be shared by a neighbor over the backyard fence – if that neighbor happened to be an expert Southern gardener.
Every gardener has a few tools they can’t live without. Expert gardeners advise new gardeenrs to invest in quality tools, especially in the South where tough gardening conditions can take a toll. Good tools stand the test of time, but not all good garden tools need be expensive. Here six Southern gardening experts identify “the garden product I can’t live without.”