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Time to plant Cilantro before it gets too hot. Along with other cool weather loving plants, the Cilantro can have several harvests before June when high temperatures cause the plant to bolt (go to seed)....

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Pruning can be done at almost any time of the year. For most trees, the best time to prune is during the dormant season, just after the worst of winter is over but before the tree leaves out so that...

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Halyomorpha Halys – The Brown Marmorated Stink Bug It is an agricultural pest that can cause widespread damage to fruit and vegetable crops. The Brown Marmorated Stink Bug starts feeding in late May or early June. It feeds on a...

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Every fall we are in harvest mode and preserving all of our bounty produced from the summer heat. We are in a state of euphoria with all the delicious veggies we have from our gardens. We will give thanks for...

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Most irrigation systems have a season adjustment or water budget setting that can be moved up and down depending on weather conditions. Adjust up 5-10% if temperatures are very hot or down 5-10% if very cool. Setting this budget affects...

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Ken carries out some hand watering to newly planted plants on one of our  projects.  Even with automatic irrigation systems in place, new plants require some supplemental water until they have established, especially in very hot weather. This year has...

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Listen to the Garden Show in 2020! Ken Salvail and Don Burnett have been enjoying bringing you the AM1150 Garden Show every Saturday since 1999. This show was originally launched in 1983 with Don Burnett on CKOV radio 630. Since...

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Trimming your hedge in July gives you a long lasting effect. Most plants in our temperate climate will grow about 90% of their annual growth during May and June. We know this so it may effect the time you trim...

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If you haven’t yet get out and plant some cold crops early, many garden favorites prefer the cool temperatures to grow in. Spinach, peas. Cabbage, radish, lettuce and onions to name a few. Around the middle to end of February...

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