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  • While the Holidays bring cheer, the winter weather can bring some not so cheery conditions.  Ice and snow are trouble for drivers and pedestrians alike. Rock salt and calcium chloride are two of the most commonly used ice melters to keep roads clear and sidewalks safe.  Rock salt works down to 15°F to 20°F and […]

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  • The Dirt on Soil

    September 09, 2015
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    The Dirt On Soil Across the region gardeners work with many different types of soil. There are heavy clays, especially the Hoytville clay in Perrysburg.  In Western Lucas County some gardeners have the very sandy dune soil that makes the Oak Openings Savannah special.  In and around the Wildwood area there are the rich acidic […]

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  • WEEDS!

    July 16, 2015
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    Every growing season brings its own unique challenges, mostly weather related. But one challenge that is constant from season to season is battling weeds. There are no effortless solutions, but there are strategies to lessen the work involved. Know your enemy! Before you get out the garden trowel or hoe, start by identifying your problem […]

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  • Early Spring vegetables

    April 10, 2015
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    April is the month to start the growing season for your vegetable garden.  Yes despite the fact that it is cool and wet one day and sunny and warm the next there are a number of preparations that can be done that will get your growing season off to a great start. Any vegetable gardening […]

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  • Forcing Forsythia

    March 11, 2015
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    February and March can be dreary and cold in northern Ohio.  One way to bring a spot of bright, cheery color into the house is to bring forsythia into the house and force it to bloom. By February, forsythia has usually experienced enough chilling hours (exposure to a certain duration of cold temperatures) to be […]

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