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Starting Seeds

Posted by Kari Houle - Articles

This morning when I walked into my office I was absolutely thrilled to see Hyacinths blooming. The first official day of spring was this past Friday (March 20) and last night we had our first spring thunderstorm. It's exciting to see things begin to wake up and the green come back to the world as plants return to life from their winter sleep. Stores are beginning to put out the gardening suppli...

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Dormant Bramble Care

Posted by Mike Roegge -

Dormant bramble care Fertilizing and pruning brambles needs to take place before plants leaf out, which means if you haven't yet done so, now is the time. There are three production "systems" for brambles. One for red and yellow raspberries, one for black raspberries and erect blackberries, another for semi erect blackberries. Red and yellow raspberries- prune twice per year. In...

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GMO's - Are They Safe?

Posted by Mike Roegge -

The March issue of National Geographic magazine has the headline "The War on Science". The article contained describes a number of practices that have been scientifically proven, but which some are skeptical. The magazine asks the question: What's causing reasonable people to doubt reason? Examples include: The moon landing was fake; Climate change does not exist; Vaccinations can lead to autis...

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Pollinators in the Garden

Posted by Kari Houle - Articles

I'm sitting here writing and the high today is supposed to be 63 can you say I am more than excited? With spring quickly winging its way towards us my brain is already jump starting with ideas for this year's gardening season. Each year I like to try something new or different and experiment and in the last few months pollinators and native plants have really been on my gardening radar between...

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Reducing Garden Pest Problems

Posted by Mike Roegge - Articles

It didn't seem like February would ever end! Too many cloudy days and too many snowy days just didn't sit well with me. I'd much rather endure the cold with sunshine. But spring is on its way (March 20 is the actual date) and the days are lengthening and soon we'll be in the garden planting. Seed catalogues have arrived and many have placed their order. But some of you will purchase you...

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Preventing Garden Pests

Posted by Mike Roegge -

It didn't seem like February would ever end! Too many cloudy days and too many snowy days just didn't sit well with me. I'd much rather endure the cold with sunshine. But spring is on its way (March 20 is the actual date) and the days are lengthening and soon we'll be in the garden planting. Seed catalogues have arrived and many have placed their order. But some of you will purchase you...

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