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  • Frost Protection – Traditionally there is still a good possibility of frost in the Connecticut River valley through May 20, and up in the hills through Memorial Day weekend or even the first week of June. With care, you can still get a head start on the garden. Read more →
  • Garlic Scapes – Garlic scapes are the flower bud of the garlic plant. The bud is removed in late June to encourage the bulbs to thicken up. Scapes make a fabulous addition to a flower bouquet, and they are delicious to eat! Read more →
  • Geotextiles: Black Plastic – Plastic mulch has been used in commercial vegetable production since the 1960’s. The material has proved to be a boost to agricultural productivity. Read more →
  • Getting the most from your basil – If you pinch the growing tips of your basil throughout the growing season, you’ll get a bushy plant that will keep producing lush, tasty leaves all season long. Read more →
  • Greens: Storage Tips – Storing food in small amounts is easy, but in larger quantities it can be tricky in our increasingly energy efficient homes. Most greens store best in a plastic bag in the refrigerator. Here are some more tips for keeping your greens fresh. Read more →
  • Growing Cut Flowers – Having beautiful flowers available for cutting is always a pleasure. And by cutting your flowers, you help encourage continuous blooms throughout the season as well. Read more →
  • How and When To Cut Your Garlic Scapes – Those pretty spiral stems that form above your garlic in June are edible. By removing them you’ll improve your garlic harvest! Read more →
  • How to Deadhead Flowers – Keep your annual and perennial flowers gorgeous and blooming all summer long with the simple technique of deadheading. Read more →
  • How to Prune Tomatoes – There is no doubt that heavy pruning of tomato plants can greatly increase production. Follow these pruning instructions to get the most out of your tomatoes this summer! Read more →
  • Pest: Aphid – Aphids are a common tiny pear-shaped, soft-bodied insect up to 1/8” long. They are usually found in masses feeding on flowers and crops. Read more →

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