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April Gardening Tips

For Your Lawn

Lime and fertilize lawn and apply pre-emergent control to prevent crabgrass.
Re-seed areas of winter-killed lawn.

For Your Vegetable Garden

Plant peppers, tomatoes, and other warm-weather crops after all danger of frost has passed.
Top-dress beds with aged manure.

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February Gardening Tips

February can be a tough month on plants, but with a little effort you can keep your plants healthy and vibrant while planning your spring garden! Follow these easy tips to keep your garden in top shape this February. (more…)

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January Garden Tips

If you have brought in geraniums for winter color, they must be placed in a window that receives direct sunlight all day and a daytime temperature of 70 to 75 degrees is maintained. Keep in mind geraniums do not like to be over watered.

· Never apply water to houseplants late in the afternoon. The foliage should not be wet when night comes.

· Be sure that all garden refuse that may contain any insects or disease is disposed of in the garbage and not the compost pile.

· After each heavy snowfall, one should tamp the snow around the young fruit trees to protect them from mice, which work under the snow.

· Newly planted evergreens should have the protection of a windbreak or anti-desiccant to protect from moisture loss.

· If the ground is not frozen, newly planted evergreens should again have a thorough soaking of water.

· Make sure that all bird feeding equipment is out and well stocked for the winter months.

· Remember to set out your Christmas tree when the season is over for winter protection for the birds.

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October Gardening Tips

For many of us, the crisp days of autumn mean a bounty of pumpkins for carving jack-o-lanterns or

baking scrumptious pies along with the ingathering of all the other fruits of our labor. But for

countless backyard gardeners, autumn is the time to ‘strut their stuff’ before the crowds that gather

time again, at local or even national pumpkin growing contests, to see who has grown the most gigantic

pumpkin to take home the prize. If you ask any competitive grower what it takes to grow a huge pumpkin,

they’ll sound off three key points: “Good seed, Good soil and Good fortune”. Are you a competitive

gardener? To partake in the extreme sport of growing ‘super pumpkins’, there are some down to earth

tips that will help you compete with the best of them. If you can grow a good vegetable garden, you

have the potential to grow a Prizewinning Pumpkin!
As you ponder what variety to grow, there are many to choose from.
However, there are a few with stellar traits to consider. Number one on the list of biggies is ‘Dill’s

Atlantic Giant’, (aka Atlantic Giant); which holds the world record at a whopping 2000+ pounds! ‘Prize

Winner’ will produce a good sized pumpkin as well, but also demonstrates a superior shape and color.

‘Howden’ and ‘Big Moon’ have a reputation for performing as good all-around show pumpkins and will

compete for the prize extremely well.
Prepare, Plant and Succeed
•As with any successful garden, selecting and preparing the planting
site is vital. Full sun and well-drained soil, rich in organic matter are a must. Pumpkins consume huge

amounts of nutrients, so go ahead and add generous amounts of well-cured manure to your soil. Horse and

cow manures are best.
•Whether you are planting seeds or seedlings give them […]

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Celebrate Mom at Cole’s Garden

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May Gardening Tips

– Tend to your rose garden. Trim climbing rose bushes and attach them securely to fences or trellises. To deter slugs, spread a thick ring of crushed eggshells around your roses. Continue fertilization of your rosebushes; liquid fertilizers can be added every 2 weeks.

– Continue weeding and mulching routines to give young plants in your garden a great start.

– Start an herb garden either directly in your garden, or within a container. Try a variety of different herbs such as oregano, basil, rosemary, thyme, and mint.

– Recently transplanted plants are susceptible to drought. Apply water (not much, but often) close to each plant’s stem, where it will percolate down to the root ball. The larger the plant, the longer the recovery period, and the more diligently you need to water. As the weather warms up, increase the frequency of watering. Keep your plants well watered throughout the growing season.

– Don’t be in a rush to plant tomato, eggplant, pepper, okra, and other heat-loving seedlings if you live where late-May frosts are common.

– You may place houseplants outside once the nights remain above 50 degrees. Cover tender plants if late frost is in the forecast. Before transplanting indoor plants, harden them off. Put in a sheltered spot during the day and bring them in at night. Then gradually increase their exposure to sun, wind, and cool temperatures.

– May is an ideal time to start planting beans, sweet corn, potato slips, pumpkin, and watermelon. Start cucumber, cantaloupe, summer squash, and watermelon seeds indoors.

– Be aware of insects. Even though it’s not quite summer, many bugs begin appearing in May, including lace bugs, aphids, and bagworms. There are many commercial and organic pest control products available on […]

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