Archive | June, 2011
Asparagus: Male vs Female

Asparagus: Male vs Female

I have been getting a lot of questions about asparagus over on our Facebook page. There seems to be some fear of the asparagus spreading and taking over the garden. Questions about what healthy asparagus plants should look like and what’s the difference between male and female plants. Well I am here to clear up [...]

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Out with the Bolting in with the Seeds

As I mentioned last week we have had some bolting greens in the community garden over the last few weeks due to record heat and no rain. Our collards were the first to go followed shortly after by the spinach. Those spring greens just couldn’t take the heat. Luckily for us temperatures have now settled [...]

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Growing My Way? Heat Waves Lead to Shade Huts

With temperatures rising across the country many gardeners are now witnessing their early spring crops starting to bolt. Our company garden has seen a heat wave with record highs and a 3 week dry spell that caused our collards and spinach to go to seed. We cleaned them out depositing the stems in our composter [...]

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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: [...]

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Celebrate Father’s Day in the Garden

Every spring my dad would head out into the yard to prep his garden plot for new plantings. Our yard and garden was a point of pride and a great hobby for my father. My mother loved her flower beds but the vegetable garden and lawn were dad’s territory. He would spend endless hours tilling, [...]

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Blue Ribbon Organizations: Grow Food Grow Hope

Blue Ribbon Organizations are those organizations that go the extra mile to help their community while having a positive environmental impact. Here on MasterGardening Blog we love supporting a good cause therefore, we will occasionally be featuring these remarkable groups of people so they get the attention they deserve. The very first of these is Grow Food Grow Hope, [...]

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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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