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Going to New Heights to Maximize Your Garden

One of the top trends in gardening for 2011 is vertical gardening. This space saving method is perfect for balconies, decks, patios, indoors, and gardens. Vertical gardening can also add privacy and is easy for those with arthritis or back problem, eliminating bending low to the ground. If your space is large or small you [...]

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Stem Coiling- A Leggy Tomato Solution

Last week in our company garden we transplanted the seedlings because they were outgrowing their seed tray. The onions and tomatoes were also looking a little leggy. The onions were easy to fix by just trimming the greens down to 3 inches. (You can use the greens in salads too!) The tomatoes were a little [...]

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Cash Crops: Getting the Biggest Bang For Your Buck in the Garden

Every gardening season there is always a debate on whether growing your own food really saves you money. The fact is that 84% of the price of your food goes to marketing. Gas prices are rising which effects all transported products prices. In turn food prices also get a bump up. Growing your own food is more [...]

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Don’t Be Found Guilty of Crepe Murder!

  Crape Murder We love getting questions here on our blog, through our website or on Facebook! Recently, Donna Leonhard Zimmerman asked us a question on Facebook page which we thought deserved its own posting: “Can anyone there tell me if my Crepe Myrtle will come back after my son cut it down to the ground earlier this [...]

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Rhubarb Mania: Catch the Fever

I don’t know about you but I have seen a bit of a trend in recent weeks. – Rhubarb! It’s everywhere I look. My rhubarb isn’t ready for picking yet but I like to be prepared so I have been collecting up rhubarb care tips, recipes and more. Rhubarb is a great spring vegetable that is [...]

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Have No Fear Direct Sowing is Here!

We have talked a lot about seed starting over the last few months. You have seen our seeds sprout, grow into strong little seedlings and make their way to their permanent garden home. Starting seeds indoors give your plants the best chance of a healthy survival. However, there are plenty of plants out there that [...]

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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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