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  • Use Straw To Cover Gardens for Winter

    The chill in the air says it’s almost time to put our gardens to bed. One of the best ways to do that is to use straw. I recommend straw […]

  • STRAW: The Best Winter Blanket for your Garden

    From Barbara Wildfeir, Cornell Cooperative Extension Master Gardener The chilly nights are telling us it’s almost time to put our gardens to bed. And, if we’re smart and use straw, […]

  • The pursuit of perfection in tomatoes

    Are you facing any tomato troubles about now? Well, there is help to be had, from Dr. Meg McGrath, a longtime vegetable pathologist for Cornell University. Plus a handy app! […]

  • Bean Beetle Control

    Bean Beetle Control Missing from the discussion is: Do not  heavily seed and allow all plants to grow. This makes controlling the infestation and the harvest more difficult! http://extension.umd.edu/growit/insects/mexican-bean-beetle

  • Colorado Potato Beatles

    Colorado Potato beatles have been spotted in the garden eating tomatillo plants! I am attaching a link from the U of minnesota extension P http://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/insects/find/colorado-potato-beetles/ Physical Handpicking, especially in small […]

  • Vertical Growing, French Marigolds, and Solutions to Ant Hills

    Below is a list of the various types of netting and clips demonstrated in the Vertical Growing Workshop.  Be creative and don’t be afraid to try something new to get […]

  • Problem with Spinach, Chard, Beets

    Many of you have expressed concern over your spinach plants that appear to be drying out. I’ve done a little research and it looks like what we have here is […]

  • How To Grow Vegetables In Containers

    Tuesday, February 22, 2011 Many people have neither the time nor the space for a vegetable garden. But nearly everyone has at least a sunny windowsill, indoor or outdoor spot […]

  • Vegetable Planting Schedule

    Here is an article by Cornell Cooperative Extension on vegetable planting times on Long Island. Time to plant.pdf

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