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How to get great seed germination

 Mar 29, 2016

How to Get Great Germination Every Time! TIPS FOR SUCCESSFUL INDOOR GERMINATION 1. Use a purchased mix rather than garden soil for indoor seed starting. 2. Provide bottom heat if ambient temperature is less than 75°F. 3. Place a cover over sown seeds to maintain even moisture. Remove it as soon as germination occurs. 4. […]

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Heirlooms or Hybrids? what’s best for your garden

 Mar 29, 2016

Growing delicious vegetables from seeds is one of the most rewarding of all gardening activities. We gardeners get started doing it with great anticipation and relish. Selecting seed varieties can be a little daunting because there are lots of choices. To further complicate things, both the gardening press and the marketing arm of many of […]

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Clip, Drip and Equip the Garden before Winter

 Nov 07, 2015

Clip, Drip and Equip the Garden before Winter Discard the Deceased .compost spent annuals and vegetable plants. Protect Perennials. Water perennials (rose bushes included!) once more. Then, after the ground freezes, cut perennials back to 3”, and remove any dead or diseased cane on roses. Finally, mulch. Create a Clean Slate. Remove weeds from garden […]

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Prep your Garden for winter

 Nov 07, 2015

Did you feel that? Jack Frost has flown in for the season. We’ve already felt the first nip of cold weather, which means your garden has, too. For many, the first frost date arrives in late October or early November. Help your garden weather the cold this season. Prepare the lawn and garden beds now […]

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So Long to the Lawn

 Nov 07, 2015

No More Mow. Stop mowing the lawn once the grass stops growing, usually in late October or early November. Seal the Seed. Reseed any bare spots in the lawn. Winterize to Win. Apply an organic lawn winterizer to cool-season grasses. This is hands down the year’s most important lawn fertilization!

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Ta-Ta for Now Trees

 Nov 07, 2015

  Ta-Ta for Now Trees Leave the Leaves. Turn those golden leaves into garden gold by composting them Bolster the Bark. Feed trees with an organic fertilizer, such as Espoma’s Tree-tone for winter sustenance. Stare at the Bare. After the leaves have fallen, examine your tree for weak spots and problems to prevent damage from fallen […]

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Turn Hydrangeas from Soft Pink to Bold Blue

 Jun 04, 2015

Blue flowers are always in demand in the garden. And the biggest star is the blue hydrangea. They demand attention, create stellar cut flowers and make neighbors envious, too.Did you know you can turn pink hydrangeas into a deep blue with one easy trick? All you need to do is add soil acidifier to create […]

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Growers can be Choosers

 May 06, 2015

Nothing tastes more delicious than home grown tomatoes. If you’ve never grown your own, now is the time. It’s easy, fun, saves you plenty of money, and it’s a great way to introduce kids to gardening.But with more than 700 kinds to choose from, how do you select and grow the right tomato for your […]

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Growing Beautiful Annuals in Containers

 May 01, 2015

If you think annuals are only for flowerbeds, you’re missing out. Wherever you grow annuals, they will reward you with beautiful colors, bright foliage, and soothing fragrances all season long. But when you plant them in containers, they provide even more benefits. You can experiment with different types of plant combinations. Get creative with what […]

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Home for Herbs

 Apr 04, 2015

Summer’s Coming: Thyme To Start Your Herb Garden. Summer is coming and that means outdoor fun, grilling and delicious salads. All the more reason to get your herb garden started today! Growing herbs is an easy, money-saving hobby that also happens to be good for your health. Whatever you’re cooking up at your cookout can […]

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