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  • Brussels Sprouts : Tips from Seed to Harvest – These nutritious miniature cabbages are often under celebrated and even disliked. Don’t give up on them though! It is well worth noting that often store bought Brussels sprouts are picked too early – it shows in their bitter flavor and tough texture. Picking them fresh from the farm or garden after a few frosts sweetens the flavor and makes them tender, offering a whole different experience! Read more →
  • Calendula Seed Saving – Calendula are such beautiful flowers and are very easy for saving seeds! Read more →
  • Compost: Turn food waste into soil nutrients! – Compost is an important soil amendment made of decomposed plant matter including food scraps. You can make right it in your backyard! With the right recipe, your compost heap will not omit bad odors, will lighten the load (and cost) of your trash, and will greatly reduce greenhouse gas emissions from landfills. Adding compost to soil helps to restore the organic matter content allowing for greater moisture and nutrient retention and providing necessary food for essential microorganisms that live in healthy soil. Read more →
  • Cover Crops – Got an area in the garden that just is not going to get planted? Try a cover crop! Cover crops are crops that are grown simply to enhance soil quality, rather than to directly produce food for people. Cover crops provide food for the living soil. Read more →
  • Dahlia Tubers – Don’t be intimidated by planting a tuber; it’s easier than growing the plants from seed. Read more →
  • Deadheading Flowers – Deadheading your flowers—pulling or clipping spent blossoms off—will ensure better blooms throughout the season. Read more →
  • Dry Bean Seed Saving – Saving seed from dry beans could not be easier! 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 →
  • Geotextiles: Biodegradable Plastic Mulch – Why waste time pulling plastic mulch at the end of the growing year? Experiment with this newly developed biodegradable mulch to save time and energy. Read more →
  • Geotextiles: Silver Plastic – Aluminum reflective mulch has similar uses to black plastic mulch, however it posses some unique properties. Read more →

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