Pruning tips

Now that spring is officially here, there are plenty of gardening clean-up activities to take care of. Many can wait a bit but one of the most important things is to get our trees ready for the new season. And since deciduous trees don’t have any leaves on them yet, it’s a perfect time to prune because you can really […]

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Free garden stakes

Do you like free stuff? Of course, you do! All gardeners like free goodies to use in our gardens and this item won’t cost you a cent. As you do your yard clean-up this spring — particularly the pruning of trees — keep in mind that it’s easy to turn many of those prunings into free garden stakes. I just finished […]

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Pruning raspberries

If I’m on the ball while I’m doing my fall clean-up chores, I like to cut the raspberry canes that bore this year back down to the ground. It makes my raspberry beds look tidier and I feel like it’s one less thing to deal with early next spring. However, at a recent Master Gardener training session, I learned that […]

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Time to prune vining vegetables

Man, does it feel like fall this morning or what?! It sure is a stark contrast to hot temperatures we’ve been enduring over the past month. If you haven’t done so already, I would recommend that you prune vining vegetables in your veggie garden. This applies to tomatoes, winter squash, pumpkins and melons. Since we know fall is just around the […]

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