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    Amazon Warriors of the Insect World

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    Last week we talked about the tiny “sap sucking” spider mites and how to control them; this week we’ll tackle one of the more interesting group of insect pests. When things get hot, Aphid populations explode! They’re the Amazon Warriors of the insect world. During […]

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    It’s a Buggy Season

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    This summer’s excessive heat and the accompanying arid conditions (our home in Gates has had a major rain deficit this summer) that many people are experiencing is really stressing us out; it’s stressing out our plants as well. Plants that are under stress will have […]

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    The Time Has Finally Arrived To Plant Your Summer Vegetables

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    Memorial Day weekend is upon us and as everyone will tell you this is the time to plant your tomato and other vegetable seedlings. There are several important items to remember when planting tomatoes as well as other fruiting vegetables. Always plant into warmed soils. […]

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    The Name Says It All – Stink Bug

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    Chances are good that Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs have overwintered somewhere in your house and you’re just starting to see them. May be your attic, basement, closets, or crawl spaces, almost any place they can hide where it’s dark and cool.  This nuisance pest originated […]

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    Got Moss in Your Yard?

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    A yearly spring problem that virtually everyone has is an explosion of moss and other like weeds in lawns, ornamental beds, flower and vegetable gardens. This is due to the previous years above average precipitation. The reports of a moss invasion were everywhere last year […]

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    Love Your Ash Tree?

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    The calendar has shown the passing of the Vernal Equinox (1st day of spring) at 12:15 PM EDT on March 20th just a short time ago; Mother Nature is fighting the spring like weather this season, but sooner or later it’ll come. There is an […]

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    How To Avoid Common Seed Starting Problems

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    Growing plants from seed is fun and easy but even experienced gardeners can sometimes run into problems. Here are some common seed starting issues and possible solutions for them. Light: Providing adequate light is critical to growing sturdy seedlings. Grow lights can supplement your natural […]

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    How to Identify Common Garden Insects & Plant Diseases

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    Summer is here and now that you’ve got your gardens planted, ’tis the season for animal pests, insects, and disease to become more visible, and more destructive — Mother Nature likes to give us all a challenge from time to time! But never fear! Our […]

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    How to Avoid Common Cucumber Problems

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    Cucumbers are one of our favorite garden treats.  We love the crunch and freshness of cucumber in a summer salad, adding raw cucumber slices to water for a refreshing summer drink, pickling them with fresh dill and spices… the list goes on! However, we know sometimes cucumber plants can present issues […]

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    10 Reasons to Mulch!

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    Bark mulch is an inexpensive and garden-healthy preventative solution for a lot of garden issues, and is particularly useful for new vegetable plantings. Mulching a garden doesn’t require a whole lot of know-how — just spread 1-3 inches deep around your plants, making sure not to mulch […]

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