Gardening Tips

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It's time for spring cleaning in the garden
A few tips to help make your summer flowerbeds healthy and beautiful
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How to train and prune your home orchard
A newly revised publication offers horticulture expertise on “Training and Pruning Your Home Orchard.”
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Purple tomato debuts as ‘Indigo Rose’
Indigo Rose is the first improved tomato variety in the world that has anthocyanins in its fruit.
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The subtle beauty of bark helps trees survive the winter
The basic function of bark is to help the tree survive drying winds and extremes of temperature.
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Drought-tolerant native evergreens give year-round interest
Drought-tolerant evergreens keep a Mediterranean garden green year round.
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Booklet explains grafting and budding techniques to propagate plants
The updated18-page booklet gives the best season to propagate fruit and ornamentals.
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A dead tree or shrub? Learn from a post-mortem analysis
There are many reasons for a woody plant to succumb and a "post-mortem" analysis can point out clues.
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How to test your stored seed for germination
You can discover the average rate of germination before the planting season begins.
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Canning seafood: How to prepare and process safely
New to the publication are instructions on how to check home-canned seafood for spoilage and how to detoxify it.
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Gift suggestions for gardeners
Thirty-eight gifts for your gardener friends and family