Advice

Garlic: Planting, Growing and Harvesting

This is a picture of hard necked garlic taken, July 3, 2020. The scapes have been removed and eaten. The leaves have not started to yellow at this point. You will see lettuce and green onions growing at the base … Continue reading

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Garden Tasks For August

Liatris also known as blazing star, looks spectacular in the August garden. It is a north american wildflower that is an attractive addition to the flower garden. It makes an excellent cut flower and as you can see from the … Continue reading

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Ixodes Scapularis aka Deer Ticks, Blacklegged Ticks

Ixodes Scapularis aka Deer Ticks, Blacklegged Ticks The population of Deer Ticks seems to be exploding this year.Be careful out there! Because I live in a rural area I have been aware of the risk of encountering deer ticks and … Continue reading

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What Is Not To Love About the July Garden

Day Lily “Jeff Holden” blooming in July, 2019  In lieu of a report of a speaker at our June meeting, Northumberland Master Gardeners would like to share with you what they love about their gardens in July and also share … Continue reading

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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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