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A brown & black bug on a green leaf.
20
Nov

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…
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17
Nov

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…
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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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