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Carve out some time to winterize your garden

pumpkins

Fall is a time, “when every leaf is a flower,” said writer Albert Camus.  How true.  It’s easy to get caught up in the razzle-dazzle of red, gold, purple, green, and brown, isn’t it?   As gardeners though, we need to…

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Garden Cleanup and Soil Improvement

Food gardens are in transition in October. Cool-season crops hit their stride and cover crops replace tired warm-season crops. Rather than put the entire garden to bed we may decide to coax more food from the ground with row covers,…

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Time to think about fall planting!

Wait… what? It seems like you’ve just put that spring vegetable garden in… though actually, come to think of it, there are tomatoes reddening and squash burgeoning and summer is in full swing. But still, fall seems a long time…

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The green tomato dilemma; or, will this fruit get any riper?

I was reminded on social media this morning of an article published back in June by John Porter on the Garden Professors blog. It’s about which fruits (some of which are vegetables in a culinary sense) continue to ripen after…

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Q&A: When is it too late to transplant perennials?

Q: When is it too late to transplant my flowering perennials? How late into the fall can I divide and move my plants? A: It’s not too late! You can transplant perennials anytime until the ground freezes in the fall,…

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The vegetable garden in a warm December

It’s going to be pretty chilly tonight, but the forecast for the coming week sounds a lot like the rest of December – unseasonably warm, and not the slightest chance of a white Christmas. We are breaking records both locally…

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Late-Planted Hardneck Garlic

Cloves of garlic going in plate-down, pointed top up It’s a little late for garlic, planting-wise, but I’m looking at the garden and thinking I may still have a little time to shove in a few more cloves before we…

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