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SUPPORT GROUP FOR YOUR TOMATO PLANTS

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SUPPORT GROUP FOR YOUR TOMATO PLANTS

From time to time, we all need a little support, and that certainly rings true for you tomato plants!

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TO CUT OR NOT TO CUT -- PEONIES THAT IS

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TO CUT OR NOT TO CUT -- PEONIES THAT IS

We’ve all been there, facing the impossible question: to cut or not to cut? With Peonies, it can be even harder to decide. Should you leave the big, puffy blooms in the garden to impress anyone passing by (neighbors, butterflies, yourself)? Or, do you cut them and enjoy them just for yourself displayed proudly in a vase on your dining room table? If you decide to give them the axe and enjoy them indoors, we’ve got a few tips to help keep them lasting longer so you feel good about your decision - and they last as long as possible!  ...

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A STAKE IN THE GROUND

A STAKE IN THE GROUND

  The wound of racism runs deep in America. Pick at the Bandaid that tries to conceal it and you’ll find pain, raw and fresh, beneath. The brutal killings of George Floyd, Philandro Castille, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arberyoff weren’t the first reminder of this uncomfortable truth. Or the second. Or the thousandth. But they exposed yet again that progress towards civil rights is excruciatingly, unforgivably slow. It's not enough to hashtag a movement or put a sign in the yard or shake our heads and mutter how terrible it is. We need to act. We need to do. We...

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VICTORY (GARDEN) IS YOURS!!

VICTORY (GARDEN) IS YOURS!!

This spring, pollen isn’t the only thing floating around. Notions of Victory Gardens are also in the air, largely in response to the COVID-19 epidemic.  So what exactly is a Victory Garden? How do you grow one in your backyard? Should you do a victory dance after you’ve planted it? For answers to these and other victory-related questions, you’ve come to the right blog.    First, a Bit of History Victory Gardens date back to the 1940’s during World War II. While soldiers fought overseas, those back home — mainly women — responded to nationwide food shortages by planting private...

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NO SAGGY PLANTS (OR HOW I LEARNED TO STOP WORRYING AND LOVE MY PLANT CAGES.)

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NO SAGGY PLANTS (OR HOW I LEARNED TO STOP WORRYING AND LOVE MY PLANT CAGES.)

April showers bring, well, you know. So it’s no surprise that May is a busy month for gardeners. In addition to the poem’s requisite flowers, May also brings sprouting seeds, shooting shoots and ripening of early vegetables. And while the rising mercury makes it tempting to start planting, May has a tendency to leave us cold—and if we’re not cautious, left with damaged plants. So be sure to protect your seedlings from late freezes, heavy rains and strong winds. Of course, warmer days are ahead. Now’s the time to start thinking about good canopy management and plant support strategy. Why?...

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