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In The Backyard

Horticulture columns and tips done on a timely basis

Starting Transplants from Seed

Posted by John Fulton -

It's now approaching early March. Although winter may still be with us, it is time to plan for starting your own transplants. There are quite a few details to begin your own transplants. Starting your own will only pay benefits for you if you want to transplant several plants, otherwise the seed cost (and it has gone up this year) may be more than a four-pack of plants. Of course, s...

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All-America Selections

Posted by John Fulton -

As you finish your garden and bed plans, it's always interesting to check out the new All-America selections. This year, all the winning varieties are available immediately. We could call 2010 the year of the zinnia, with three zinnias making the grade. They include "Double Zahara Cherry," "Double Zahara Fire," and Zahara Starlight Rose." Additional winners include the conef...

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Controlling Crabgrass - from David Robson

Posted by John Fulton -

If you have recently noticed rusty-brown patches of dead grass showing up in your lawn after a frost, you may have an infestation of crabgrass. Crabgrass is an annual weedy grass that, from a distance, blends into your lawn during the summer. Upon close inspection, it can be identified by its wide le...

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