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Fall Garden

Preparing the Garden for Old Man Winter

Cool weather is here to stay and that means cleaning up the lawn and garden for a long winters rest. Fall cleanup doesn’t have to be the time and labor intensive task you dread with a good plan. First things first, clean out the vegetable beds. Remove all dead or dying plants and pluck the [...]

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Game Day Garden Cuisine

Game Day Garden Cuisine

Professional Football’s regular season starts tonight! If your family is anything like mine they are pretty excited for football to start back up. Why not celebrate tonight’s Packers vs. Saints game with football appropriate munchies with a garden fresh flare! My favorite snack while watching a game has always been guacamole! Check out our Garlicky [...]

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How to Prepare Your Garden for a Hurricane

Hurricane season is in full swing! With hurricane Irene an imminent threat to the entire east coast it is a good time to review proper hurricane prep for the yard and garden. Here are our tips for keeping your home and garden safe from high winds and rain. Safety First. The most important, can’t stress [...]

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Planting Now for a Fall Garden

Planting Now for a Fall Garden

Now is the time to plant your fall garden and get a few more months of fresh vegetables. Some plants produce higher quality and more flavorful vegetables when they are allowed to mature during cooler weather, which makes late summer/early fall the perfect time for these veggies. While there is still plenty of time to [...]

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Black Bottom Tomatoes: What’s the Cause and How to Fix it

You head out into the garden to check the progress of your prized tomatoes only to find dark waterlogged spots on the bottom of the fruit. You then check your zucchini and notice the blossom end of the small fruit has shriveled and turned brown. Don’t panic!  While your plants are suffering from a disease, [...]

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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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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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