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Too Early to Plant?

Charlotte Glen, Horticulture Agent Our mild winter has rapidly turned into an early spring, leading many gardeners to wonder if …

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Tomato Growing Primer

Soil temperatures have warmed to above 60 degrees in our region and a late frost is highly unlikely, which …

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Tall Fescue Damage

There have been numerous reports this week of leaf tip burn on tall fescue. Some have also experienced “yellow …

What Is Organic Gardening?

Written by: Charlotte Glen, Horticulture Agent Interest in organic gardening is higher than ever but so is confusion over exactly …

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Anthracnose on Liriope

Liriope, often called Lilyturf, is a broadleaf evergreen, clump-forming, perennial. It resembles ornamental grass but it is not a true …

Pollinators

Food Production Honey bees and other pollinators are essential for the production of many of the foods we grow and …

Compost Happens!

Written by: Charlotte Glen, Horticulture Agent There is a completely natural and readily available substance that is guaranteed to help …

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