Ask a master gardener: What are seed libraries?

Communities around the world are cultivating seed libraries. A surge in new gardeners and struggling supply chains during the pandemic caused the rise of seed libraries.

Ask a Master Gardener: How to garden in a cold frame

Get a jump start on the growing season by adding a cold frame to your garden. A cold frame allows you to start some plants two to four weeks before the recommended planting time.

Ask a Master Gardener: Cold frames as season extenders

Cold frames allow for the early planting of spring vegetables such as lettuce, radishes, carrots and cabbage by protecting them from frost and cold temperatures at the beginning of the season.

Ask a master gardener: Inviting pollinators to the garden

Many home-grown fruits and vegetables require pollination to develop fruit and seeds. Approximately 75% of all food crops grown in the United States depend on bees, butterflies, hummingbirds and other pollinators.

Ask a master gardener: How to grow microgreens

What could be better than fresh greens during the dreary winter months? What if you grew and harvested them yourself?

Ask a Master Gardener: All about decorative gourds

It’s the time of year when strangely-shaped, multi-colored, warty gourds begin to appear in gardens, markets, CSA boxes and on front porches.

Ask a Master Gardener: Why you should give peas a chance

One of the most versatile early spring vegetables to plant in Vermont is the pea. Sweet peas, snap peas, snow peas and shelling peas can all be easily grown in home gardens.

Ask a Master Gardener: All about seed catalogues

Nothing brightens a dreary winter afternoon like a crisp, colorful seed catalog arriving in the mailbox.

Ask a master gardener: Give your veggies a boost

Now that it’s July, you may be noticing that your garden plants are starting to flower or even set fruit. Adding fertilizer by side-dressing heavy-feeding vegetables can give them the boost they need for optimal production. Heavy feeders are those that ha … (read more)