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03
Oct

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…
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Close-up image of marigold petals with frost.
03
Oct

How to prepare your garden for winter

As you’re pulling out the warm woolies in preparation for winter, don’t forget about your garden! Gardens need protection from winter conditions that can decrease soils’ biological activity, cause erosion, and deplete nutrients. So, what exactly do you need to do? We recommend a simple three-step process: De-mess it, assess it, and dress it. You’ll…
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01
Sep

Managing insects in the garden, naturally

One of my favorite things to do is find a spot to sit right in the heart of my garden. It is especially a pleasure during the late summer days as the plants are full, the fresh pungent smell of ripening vegetables fills my nose and I hear the hum and buzz of insects doing…
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Woman in background holding jar of salsa out towards the foreground.
01
Sep

Start canning your homegrown veggies

The advent of fall means cooler temperatures, school supplies, and loads of leaf peepers. For the gardener though, it only means one thing: It’s harvest season! That means for most of us Vermonters who garden on the side that it is time to begin the transition from planting to preserving. My parents have a small…
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31
Jul

Missed the spring? Grow a fall garden

Hey New England gardeners! Want to keep harvesting veggies all the way up to winter? Here’s a friendly reminder that you can plant a fall garden—and now is the time to do it! Spring came late this year, and I heard a lot of people mention that they hadn’t even thought about putting in a…
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