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Missing: One Gnome Beneath a Red Hat

The holidays are all about the giving, and we love giving back to our loyal readers and customers! For a little holiday fun and giving we are launching our “Find the Gnome”contest. Our gnome beneath the red hat has gone off traipsing about the site. We need your help to bring him back where he [...]

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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 [...]

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RESCUE!® Stink Bug Trap Review

RESCUE!® Stink Bug Trap Review

Last week I told you all about our new product the RESCUE!® Stink Bug Trap, well this week I put the trap to the test. We have an apple tree at MasterGardening Headquarters which was showing signs of stink bug damage, sunken dark spots under the skin of the fruit. I had also spotted the [...]

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Homegrown Peach Hand Pies

Peach hand pies are a perfectly portioned homegrown snack that goes anywhere. Though they require a few more steps than regular pie they are worth the extra effort. This is a simple to follow recipe yielding delicious results. If peaches aren’t your thing sub them out for any berry or stone fruit. Dough: Adapted from: [...]

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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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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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Gardening for Apartment Dwellers

Gardening for Apartment Dwellers

Special Guest Post by Mike Lieberman A lot of the information out there when it comes to gardening is geared towards homeowners or those that have lots of land. Unfortunately at this time in my life, I am neither of those That doesn’t mean that I can’t garden and grow my own food. It just [...]

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Growing My Way? Digging Time

Our company garden is really taking shape, last week we installed our raised beds and finished installing our 20′ x 30′ deer fence. We used a DeerBusters deer fence and you can find tons of helpful information including installation videos on their site- DeerBusters.com. Once all the beds were prepared it was time to plant [...]

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Growing My Way? Think Inside the Box

We have been making a lot of progress in the company garden over the past few weeks. One of the biggest improvements is the addition of raised garden beds. Our garden will feature several types of raised beds, containers, and traditional garden beds. Raised beds are a great way to create clean lines in the garden. In [...]

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