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.

Things new gardeners need to know

But before you grab a spade and head for the backyard, put pen to paper and make a plan. 

Consider waiting for your first mow to help pollinators

An increasingly popular conservation initiative called No-Mow-May is blooming across the nation.

Ask a master gardener: Why you should embrace moss

Do you spend a lot of effort to get rid of the moss you find in your lawn? Knowing the benefits of moss may convince you otherwise.

Ask a master gardener: How to grow onions

A simple staple in many cuisines and recipes, onions can be a satisfying plant to grow in the garden.

Get your hands dirty for a great cause

Join volunteers for the 10th Annual Day in the Dirt, a state-wide community and school garden fundraiser and work day hosted by Vermont Garden Network to jump start the growing season.

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