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Over the Fence

Where gardeners come to find out what's happening out in the yard.

How About All this Rainfall?

Posted by Richard Hentschel -

August usually means lots of hot dry weather. During last week we had at least one "rain event" that was pretty substantial. Some readers had several inches of rain in fact. Things we can do and see while we are waiting for things to dry out are: Lawns Clean the air filter on the lawnmower Sharpen the mower blade or blades for the fall mowing season...

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Weird Produce Coming from the Garden

Posted by Richard Hentschel -

August brings some unique questions to the Master Gardener help desk. Here are some that have been fun to answer: I planted my garden sweet corn next to a corn field next door and now my sweet corn isn't so sweet, what is happening? Unlike other vegetables that get cross pollinated and still taste as they should, sweet corn is the exception. When an apple or cucumber gets cros...

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Hot Weather Gardening

Posted by Richard Hentschel -

If you are wondering if the hot weather is impacting the home landscape and gardens, the simple answer is, it sure is. With the high daytime temperatures and above normal night time temperatures, it is becoming increasing hard for plants to keep up with the natural moisture loss from foliage. Every plant in your yard loses moisture through the leaves. Remember the recent news story that tried t...

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What's In Your Bag?

Posted by Richard Hentschel -

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