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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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  • Paperwhites are a group of Narcissus, which is the Genus name for Daffodils.  You can force Paperwhites to bloom indoors to enjoy during the winter months well before outdoor bulb displays bloom.  The process takes about 4-6 weeks from planting until the blooms open, but most people get just as much enjoyment watching the roots […]

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  • Instead of throwing away your Poinsettia after the holiday season, you can try growing it as a houseplant all year long and then trigger the plant to re-bloom in time for Christmas next year. The colorful bracts (modified leaves) of red or white that you have during the holiday season will naturally begin to fade, […]

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