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What to Grow in January

The growing season isn't over just because there is snow on the ground; and many beginning gardeners may decide to neglect gardens because they think the cold weather is killing off plants. If you regularly follow the Mastergardening blog, you know that we recommend storing plants in cold frames for safe keeping until spring or [...]

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January Gardening Tips

It's a new year, new season and new month. Novice gardeners may think that just because the temperatures drop and there is snow on the ground means that the gardening season is over. But, this is simply not true. There is much to do around the garden and what you do will depend on the [...]

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Gardening Zones: How to Plant This Winter

Winter is officially here; and there is much to do around the lawn and garden. Novice gardeners may think that just because the temperatures have dropped that means that growing season is over. But, in fact, winter is the optimal time to plant cold-tolerant crops. Your garden tasks may vary depending on the zone you [...]

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Christmas Gifts For Gardeners

We are just days away from Christmas; and if you are like me, you are in full panic-mode getting your last-minute Christmas gifts. If you are in-need of a Christmas gift for a gardener, then Mastergardening.com is here to the rescue. Here are our top gifts for gardeners:1) Colapz 2in1 Watering Can/Bucket As we mentioned, just [...]

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Winter Gardening Tips

By now you've noticed the temperature dramatically drop and realized that winter is fast approaching. Because snow is coming, or here already, you may think that the growing season is officially over; and you might possibly abandon your garden (I'm talking to  you, novice gardeners). But, winter is the ideal time to plant cold-hardy crops [...]

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Today is World Soil Day

World Soil Day, designated as December 5, 2016, celebrates the importance of soil for humanity and the environment. Soil is a vital contributor of food, water and energy. Without it, our traditional plant growing methods would suffer and growing vegetables would require innovative planting methods such as hydroponics.This World Soil Day, take extra care of [...]

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Christmas Lawn and Garden Flags

It's the most wonderful time of the year... for a gardener! If you are like me, you love decorating for the holidays; and what better way to celebrate Christmas than to give a Christmas garden flag to a loved one (or gift yourself)? Here are a few Christmas garden flag gift ideas available for sale [...]

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Protect Plants During Cold Weather. Here's How

The weather outside is frightful for most parts of the country; and because of the cold weather, you may think that the planting season is over. As mentioned in a previous Mastergardening.com blog post, there are still opportunities to grow vegetables as well as trees and shrubs. But, as the ground freezes, there are protective [...]

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How Do Weather Sticks Work?

Reposted from Farmers' AlmanacWeather sticks have always been popular in the New England States, and they’re growing in popularity elsewhere, too. People have used them for centuries to predict the weather. In fact, it’s said that the Abenaki Indians that lived along the northeastern coast of the United States and Canada were the first to [...]

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Fall Is Not the End of Planting Season

Many people think that once the weather cools down, the planting season is over; but it's quite the contrary. Fall season planting is best for planting trees and shrubs before the ground freezes from winter. Planting trees and shrubs in fall encourages strong root development during the September - November months and gives both small [...]

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