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Start those squash, cukes and melons now for May 15 transplants

Just a reminder for anyone that wants to get a jump on the squash, cuke or melon season. You can start your plants now for transplant into the garden around May 15. (I live in the Clarksville area and the…

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Tomatocide: I’m guilty!

Guilty. Yes, I, Bob Nixon, am guilty of the shocking crime of tomatocide. I didn’t mean to do it—of course.  I’m a University of Maryland Master Gardener Emeritus.  I should have known better.   Yes, I should have. Why did…

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Seed starting and soil testing: a Master Gardener outlines his spring gardening progress

In mid-February, I started my Gypsy, Monty, and Green Magic broccoli, Snow Crown cauliflower, Lacinato kale, several types of lettuce, and some Big Blue salvia. Italian flat-leaf parsley was started in mid-January. Most of these transplants will be planted in…

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Cool-Season Vegetables: First, Fresh, Foods from the Garden

Erica got us all thinking about spring crops in December and her New Year’s Day article made me feel hopeful and excited about growing food in 2021. So let’s get this season started as soon as possible with cool-season crops….

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Food gardening between growing seasons

Late fall feels like a bridge between growing seasons. Walking in my garden I love to feel the earth and see the big and small day-to-day changes. I also think about the ups and downs of the 2020 growing season…

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Semi-novice Gardener – Raised Bed Vegetable Garden Adventure (vol. 3)

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Hi all!  It’s time for check-in #3 on my summer gardening efforts.  Overall, things are going well, but there have been big ups and downs. The new raised bed we built is doing well.  Krysten planted corn in the center…

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Squash Vine Borers Collapse Plants

Gardeners are made of tough stuff. We manage a brave smile when our seedlings get nibbled, our leaves go spotty and the blessed groundhogs help themselves to our harvest.   But there is one affliction that bring tears to our eyes:…

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