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Bug Out: Winter tips to reduce garden insects & disease

Taking the time to properly prepare your garden for winter has a long list of benefits. One of the biggies is that you can protect your garden from many destructive insects and diseases. Standard pre-winter gardening tasks serve multiple purposes—including deterring pests and disease simply by disturbing their winter habitat. By adding a step or…

10 things you should do to winterize your garden

Winter took its sweet time this year, which has given us a little extra time to finish the last of the garden chores before the ground freezes solid. Some of you may have already done your clean-up, but if you make sure you check off all of these items, you will make the gardening life…

Man drops off food scraps in green toter.

Food scrap drop-off on Saturdays

During the winter months, we are closed on Saturdays. The exact date when our schedule changes varies from year-to-year, depending on the weather. This year, with unseasonably warm temperatures late into fall, we’re open on Saturdays through November 18th. After November 18th, our hours will be Monday – Friday from 8am – 4pm until April…

Add compost in the fall for great spring results

“This has been the best year for tomatoes I’ve ever seen!” – our friend Tom. It’s October, which hopefully means – if you’re anything like Tom – you’ve been stuffing yourself silly with high quality garden produce all spring and summer. It also means that now is the time to lay back, put your feet…

A garlic-lover’s guide to growing garlic

As I start to see the leaves change color and the forecast look cooler, my excitement starts ramping up for all things fall related: harvest markets, apple picking, leaf peepin’, and even getting back into the garden to put it to rest for the season! For me, that list includes planting my garlic! Where do…