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Your August Gardening To-Do List

by R. Carnavale July 21st, 2016
Your garden is likely to be at its peak in August and you'll be able to pick the sun-ripened fruits and vegetables and fresh flowers you've diligently cultivated in spring and early summer. If you live in New England or the Mid-Atlantic states, August
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Midwest Gardening Chores for July

by Kimberly Hays July 14th, 2016
The soil is nice and warm, and everything is growing full force. You have done all of the hard work of planting, and are now seeing the fruit of your labors. This doesn’t mean that you don’t have anything else to do but pick vegetables and flowers. There are still tasks that you need to do to keep everything healthy and growing. This is a short checklist, but all of these are necessary.

Water Well – This may seem like
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Problems With Cucumber Plants

by Kimberly Hays July 7th, 2016
I decided to grow cucumbers in containers this year allowing them to grow up trellises that I placed in the containers. All was going well until this week when I noticed that my cucumber plants were turning yellow. Upon doing some research I realized that the frequent rains we have experienced were over watering my plants and I needed to get the containers off the ground and place them on bricks so that the water could better drain from
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  • Garden Gotta Haves – Plant Nanny

    by Jessica B. June 30th, 2016
    Going away on vacation for a few days and afraid your plants will not have enough water? It’s time you try out a plant nanny. You can buy a cute and decorative plant nanny that looks nice in your container garden or your vegetable patch, or you can just use any old plastic bottle or even wine bottle you have lying around. Fill up your bottle about half way
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  • Preparing your New England Garden for Vacation

    by Jessica B. June 23rd, 2016
    Are you planning on going away this year for an extended summer vacation? If so and you are based in New England, you will need to plan your garden accordingly so you can still get the maximum growth and not end up with a ton of dead plants when you get back. Here are a few ways you can make sure that your house and yard will still looked
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  • June Gardening for the Desert Southwest

    by Kimberly Hays June 16th, 2016
    The Southwest desert areas become intense starting in June, but you can take advantage of this time when plants grow faster if you just take some tips from this guide. Though the water from spring is mostly gone from the ground at this point, you can still have thriving plants and trees, as well as continue to plant new items in your yard and garden.

    Drought Tolerant Plants – Though
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