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Some Interesting Facts About Two Common Vegetables

In these uncertain times, many people are embarking on vegetable gardening. It is very satisfying to sit down to a meal in which you have incorporated some freshly picked foods that you grew and nurtured to the harvest stage yourself. … Continue reading

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Food to Grow by Frankie Flowers

Although written in 2016,  Frankie Flowers book entitled “Food to Grow” continues to be an excellent guide for those planning to grow a vegetable garden. Given the times we are currently in, growing vegetables seems more important than it ever … Continue reading

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Vegetable Gardening Tips From Northumberland Master Gardeners

Like many other groups, Northumberland Master Gardeners were unable to meet in April so we do not have a meeting speaker to report on. Instead, we have decided to complile all of our best vegetable gardening tips and share them … Continue reading

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The Story of the Tomato

The Story of the Tomato is an interesting one.  Loved by many, tomatoes are easy to grow, come in all shapes and sizes and have an interesting history. The tomato has had a rocky past. It was once thought to … Continue reading

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Amaryllis as Cut Flowers

  Recently I was asked if an amaryllis can be cut and used as a cut flower. Not only is the answer yes, it is good idea for several reasons. Cut stems can last up to 3 weeks. Amaryllis plants … Continue reading

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Caring for Amaryllis After They Bloom

Don’t throw away your amaryllis bulb after it finishes blooming.  You can get it to re-bloom!  With good care most amaryllis bulbs will bloom each winter for years. Here is how: When bloom are finished,  snip off flower stalk about … Continue reading

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