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Black Bottom Tomatoes: What’s the Cause and How to Fix it

You head out into the garden to check the progress of your prized tomatoes only to find dark waterlogged spots on the bottom of the fruit. You then check your zucchini and notice the blossom end of the small fruit has shriveled and turned brown. Don’t panic!  While your plants are suffering from a disease, [...]

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How to Prepare Your Garden for a Hurricane

Hurricane season is in full swing! With hurricane Irene an imminent threat to the entire east coast it is a good time to review proper hurricane prep for the yard and garden. Here are our tips for keeping your home and garden safe from high winds and rain. Safety First.The most important, can’t stress enough tip [...]

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Carving and Preserving a Jack-O-Lantern

Source: kirtsy.com via Hadley on Pinterest                                                                      Source: bedifferentactnormal.com via Cory on Pinterest   Pumpkin Carving Tips & Tricks Start with the right tools- buck knife, ice cream scoop, X-Acto knife Dremmel, wood carving tools and/or [...]

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Tree Chatting and Dormant Spraying

Every Tuesday at 2pm EST we participate in #treechat over on Twitter. Twitter chats are a great way to connect with expects and novices with your same interests. On #treechat, monitored by Corona Tools, we discuss everything to do with trees, from the best time to prune, to diseases, to which tree is best for your space. This week #treechat [...]

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Indoor Herb Garden

Looking to add a little spring green to your winter blues? Try planting an indoor herb garden. Not only is this a a great way to bring the outdoors in, but an herb garden is functional providing you with great herbs to spice up your favorite winter stews, soups, and fresh breads. Planting an indoor [...]

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Plant a Colorful and Enjoyable Cutting Garden

    There is nothing like a house full of fresh flower arrangements to brighten your day. When planning your garden this year consider adding a cutting garden. Flower arrangements can be expensive and uninspiring but with a cutting garden you can keep your house full of fresh flowers throughout the growing season. Cutting gardens are great [...]

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Community Gardening- Life on the Balcony Style

Hello Everyone! Here at MasterGardening we are big fans of a blog called Life on the Balcony which is a terrific resource for any gardener with space issues. Fern, an award winning blogger, gives tips, tricks, projects and ideas for container gardening. Her latest project is a community container gardenonline! Garden enthusiasts across the globe will be growing the same [...]

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Not Your Grandpa’s Garden: Thinking Outside The Row

Close your eyes and picture a vegetable garden. Chances are you just saw a rectangular bed with neat and tidy rows of green- just like grandpa’s, your mother’s and your neighbor’s gardens. When starting a new garden it is easy to go straight to the old standards and overlook the beauty that can be achieved [...]

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Gardening for Apartment Dwellers

Special Guest Post by Mike Lieberman A lot of the information out there when it comes to gardening is geared towards homeowners or those that have lots of land. Unfortunately at this time in my life, I am neither of those That doesn’t mean that I can’t garden and grow my own food. It just means that [...]

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A Very ‘Green’ Greenhouse

Last week we introduced you to our friends at Grow Food, Grow Hope, a wonderful AmeriCorps* VISTA project in Wilmington, Ohio. Today the Grow Food Grow Hope VISTA volunteers are back to show you an inventive use for your plastic pop or soda bottles. Going from this      ————————————————      to this! Guest Post by: Jessica Braun, Grow Food, Grow [...]

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