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  • Indoor Garden Pests

    January 10, 2014
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    Early detection is key in controlling the pests commonly found on your house plants.  This means inspecting your plants often to eradicate a pest before it gets out of control.  Heavy infestations may require highly involved treatments, or the threshold may become too extreme with no possible treatment solution if ignored for too long.  A […]

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  • Forcing Bulbs

    January 08, 2014
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    If winter is that season that seems to drag on for you, try forcing bulbs to bring in the smells and colors of spring right inside your home. This is a fun project to experiment with if you have the time and space. All spring bulbs require a chilling period before they’ll bloom.  This includes […]

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  • Late September Check List

    September 18, 2013
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    Harvest green tomatoes before a killing frost. Ripen green tomatoes in a warm place away from direct sunlight. Purchase spring-flowering bulbs while supplies are in-stock. Dig and bring in gladioli. Note where fall color would add to the landscape. Harvest Brussels sprouts, carrots, and parsnips after they have been exposed to frost. Continue to weed. Share your harvest with […]

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  • Early September Checklist

    September 03, 2013
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    Plant trees, shrubs, and ground covers this month. Establish a small grain cover crop on empty vegetable garden space. Begin moving houseplants indoors. Compost non-diseased garden debris. Potatoes are ready for harvest when their tops begin to turn brown. Order spring-flowering bulbs now. Have your soil tested before applying lawn fertilizer. Test grapes for ripeness […]

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  • Late August Checklist

    August 26, 2013
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    Dig and divide garden lilies when the foliage yellows. Watch for wasps when working near rock piles, old tree stumps and stone walls. Harvest cantaloupe when the stem separates from the fruit with gentle prodding. Cut down stems of hollyhocks if rust-colored spots appear on the underside of leaves. Plant a cover crop of winter […]

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