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Over the Fence

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

Watering the Vegetable Garden

Posted by Richard Hentschel -

Down the Garden Path Richard Hentschel, Extension Educator Gardeners may let the lawn go dormant and use the water to keep the vegetable patch alive and producing during these stressful weeks without natural rainfall. There are several ways to get the job done depending on your time and watering equipment you have in the garden shed or garage. A typical sprinkler used for the...

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Should I Be Watering?

Posted by Richard Hentschel -

Down the Garden Path Richard Hentschel, Extension Educator Watering is yet another activity that gardeners have to make a decision about. Do I keep the lawn actively growing or let it go dormant. Should I be watering my flowers or vegetables, or how about the newly spring planted trees or shrubs. Let's start with the vegetables. Once flowering has begun, regular amounts of wat...

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What's Going on in the Yard?

Posted by Richard Hentschel -

Down the Garden Path Richard Hentschel, Extension Educator Why is gardening in the yard so entertaining? There is always something new happening, something just finished and something to look forward too. Gardeners looking for the typical insects should still be thinking 2 weeks ahead of normal as our growing degree calculations continue to pile up. Bagworms usually em...

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Raised Bed Gardening

Posted by Richard Hentschel -

Down the Garden Path Richard Hentschel, Extension Educator Master Gardeners receive calls over the phone and visits to the office about growing vegetables in a raised bed frequently from gardeners that have experienced bad luck growing in a traditional garden bed and wonder if a raised bed will change the color of their thumb from a brown to a green again. Raised beds have som...

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