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Over the Garden Fence

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

Winterizing Your Home Orchard

Posted by Richard Hentschel -

Now is the time to spend some time with your fruit trees before the season shuts us out. A few actions now can help prevent problems later. Rodent damage to the trunk at the soil line happens when grass grows tall next to the trunk. Remove the grass and weeds using hand clippers, not the string trimmer, as that can cause more problems. Rodents love to hide in the grass, and they will ha...

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Protect your Landscape from Rabbits this Winter

Posted by Richard Hentschel -

Colder weather, frozen soil, fallen and windblown leaves, and later any accumulated snow, all will force rabbits to take shelter and begin to look for food anywhere they can. Once the ground is frozen, rabbits will have fewer places to take shelter or hide. Foraging for food will mean staying a lot closer to the protection of their winter home. While the weather remains favorable, rabbi...

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Late Season Vegetable Storage Tips

Posted by Richard Hentschel -

Many Master Gardener Help Desk calls at the end of this growing season have been about garden cleanup, as would be expected. Yet other calls have been about handling expected or bonus yields of late season produce, especially root crops and the hard rind squashes. Q: We still have carrots in the garden, and do not want them to go to waste. How can we store them for a wh...

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