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Judith's Garden: Prelude to spring

Posted on April 8, 2019 |
By Judith Irven



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We are now well past the Vernal Equinox, that precise point in the calendar when, all over the planet, daytime and nighttime are essentially equal.

This celestial marker, which occurred this year on March 20 at exactly 5:58 p.m., is also meant to signify that we have somehow magically passed from winter to spring. 

But in reality, as we all know, new seasons do not appear on command at predetermined times.  Spring, in particular, always seems to arrive both slowly and gently in Vermont.

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Grow citrus plants in containers all year round

Posted on March 25, 2019 |
By Deborah J. Benoit



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VERMONT — When the long wait for spring gets you down, would the scent of lemon blossoms lift your mood?

Well, you don't need to hop a plane to Florida. You can grow citrus right in your home, no matter where you live. The trick is choosing a dwarf variety suitable for growing in a container.

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Greens in the dead of winter

Posted on January 28, 2019 |
By Gordon Clark



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If you’re a food gardener, you’re probably counting the weeks until you can start your seeds and are already dreaming of your first fresh garden salad of the season. But what if you could easily produce salad greens right now?

You can, and the miracle green is pea shoots. You don’t need low tunnels, cold frames or even artificial lights to grow these delightfully delicious and nutritious shoots in your home. It’s also very cost effective as a few dollars of materials will produce $20 or more of product at retail prices.

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2018 is the year of the beet

Posted on July 23, 2018 |
By Leonard Perry



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Each year the National Garden Bureau chooses plants of the year to feature. They have proclaimed 2018 as Year of the Beet. This isn’t one of the more popular vegetables, perhaps as most just know it from cans in the back of the pantry, or the “earthy” taste of traditional varieties. Yet beets are easy to grow, particularly in cool climates.

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Mulch! How to win the battle of the weeds

Posted on June 25, 2018 |
By Bea Cole



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You may have considered a garden but dismissed the idea because you didn’t have the time to weed. Or maybe you’ve had a garden in the past but found weeding to be too much work. Mulching can address this problem.

Mulching your vegetable garden not only cuts down on weeding but also cuts down on water evaporation. It will encourage helpful soil organisms and reduce soil compaction. Mulch can heat up or cool down your soil temperature depending on the type that you use.

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Peonies: June beauty queens

Posted on June 18, 2018 |
By Judith Irven



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Peonies are one of the most beautiful and venerated garden plants. With their massive blooms in shades of red, pink and white and yellow they are the queens of the June garden. And best of all, given fertile soil, good air circulation and adequate sunlight, peonies are not only easy to grow but they are also extremely long-lived.

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Peonies: June beauty queens

Posted on June 18, 2018 |
By Judith Irven



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Peonies are one of the most beautiful and venerated garden plants. With their massive blooms in shades of red, pink and white and yellow they are the queens of the June garden. And best of all, given fertile soil, good air circulation and adequate sunlight, peonies are not only easy to grow but they are also extremely long-lived.

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UVM's toll-free helpline answers your gardening questions

Posted on June 18, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



BURLINGTON — Gardening season always involves a myriad of questions and frustrations. Luckily, University of Vermont Extension Master Gardeners are available to help answer home gardening questions from Vermont and northern New Hampshire gardeners.

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Know your mulch before applying to gardens

Posted on May 7, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



With spring right around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about your yard again. One item that should be at the top of your list is applying mulch to your landscape. It’s one of the most important things you can do to keep your trees and plants healthy, but it’s also one of the easiest things to over apply that can have negative effects on your plants. This season is the perfect time to start mulching.

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Rupp to discuss 'surprising history' of garden vegetables

Posted on April 30, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



SHOREHAM — Rebecca Rupp will speak on the topic "Wolf Peaches, Poisoned Peas, and Madame Pompadour's Underwear: The Surprising History of Common Garden Vegetables" in a Shoreham Historical Society talk on May 2. 
 

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