Ask a Master Gardener: How to tend an ecologically sensitive garden

It’s a good time to step back and think about the bigger picture. A question to consider is why do we clear out our gardens before the winter? What’s the purpose?

Ask a Master Gardener: What to do about garden invasives?

Common invasive species that you might find in your garden or landscape often started out as decorative landscape plants. Plants like knotweed, goutweed, burning bush and Japanese barberry were once imported for their attractive and vigorous garden charac … (read more)

Ask a master gardener: What’s eating my squash?

Cucurbits are easy to grow but they are threatened by a number of unfortunate pests that can make growing these fruits and vegetables much more difficult.

Jessie Raymond: Non-gardener has a change of heart

Summer’s not over yet, but I’ve conducted a preliminary assessment of my 2022 No-Garden Plan, and here are my findings: I’m an idiot.

Ask a Master Gardener: All about blueberry season

While you are waiting for the plants to fruit, it is important not to make too many changes so that the shrubs can focus on berry production.

Ask a master gardener: Tips for growing tomatoes

You patiently waited until the danger of frost had passed to plant your tomatoes. And you installed a sturdy support system in anticipation of healthy, robust plants. But there are still some things you can do to ensure the harvest of your dreams.

Keep bears safe and out of your compost pile

Making your own compost is an eco-friendly and rewarding way to manage your food waste. But what can you do if your compost bin is being raided by wildlife?

Ask a master gardener: How to grow peaches in Vermont

Peaches are one of the more surprising fruits that grow in Vermont. Easy to pick and fantastically juicy, peaches are beautiful, fuzzy globes to look forward to each summer.

Jessie Raymond: Garden gets a break this year

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been having a delightful spring. I feel more at ease this year, more able to enjoy the longer days and warmer weather, and less worried that I’m falling behind on my to-do list.

Ask a Master Gardener: What to plant in a shade garden

Think that a shady area can’t have a garden? Think again! Shade gardens can be fantastic places to showcase foliage color, texture and flowers, too.

Ask a master gardener: How to plant a cutting garden

A cutting garden provides a home-grown source of material for fresh flower arrangements.

How to cultivate natural dyes from your garden

Growing flowers, vegetables and berries for eating is fun and nourishing, but what about growing them to make colorful dyes?

Planning makes a greenhouse work

Our greenhouse is much more than a collection of pretty plants. It is a magical space where, even in the depths of winter, we retreat to be immersed in the soothing presence of growing things.

Vermont garden clubs to visit nurseries

The Federated Garden Clubs of Vermont (FGCV) and its member garden clubs — including the Middlebury Garden Club — will partner with five nurseries and garden centers for Vermont Garden Club Day 2022 on Saturday, May 21.

Got questions? Ask an Extension Master Gardener

Wondering when to plant your tomatoes? Confused about composting? Or maybe you need some advice on caring for your lawn.

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