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  • Beneficial Insect: Parasitic Wasp – These tiny, non-stinging wasps are some of the most beneficial insects in the garden and are known to parasitize over 200 species of pests. Though there are tons of different species of parasitic wasps, they all work by preying upon one or more pest insects. Read more →
  • Beneficial Insect: Tachinid Fly – They are North America’s largest and most important group of parasitic flies, with at least 1300 species in the U.S. Celebrate these guys! Read more →
  • Chiffonade – Chiffonade is a way to chop greens so they look elegant and are easy to incorporate in to salads, soups, and more. Read more →
  • Cilantro – Cilantro is best known for its role as an ingredient in fresh homemade salsas. The seeds of the cilantro plant, coriander, are also a popular spice and have quite a different flavor than the leaves. Read more →
  • Deadheading Flowers – Deadheading your flowers—pulling or clipping spent blossoms off—will ensure better blooms throughout the season. Read more →
  • Drying Herbs – June-July is the perfect time to go out and collect herbs to dry for tea and spices. Read more →
  • Fertilizing Young Plants – Memorial day weekend is traditionally the time to plant the warm weather garden crops like tomatoes, beans, cucumbers, melons, squash, peppers, eggplant, basil, lavender, rosemary, and all the other tender annual flowers, herbs, and veggies. Young bedding plants do best with a fertilizer boost when planting. Read on to learn more about fertilizing young plants. Read more →
  • Freezing Herbs – A quick way to preserve your herbs! Read more →
  • 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 →
  • 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 →

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