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A look back on a year of gardening stories

Jan 12, 2019
A story about yellowjackets topped the most-popular list.

By Kym Pokorny | News Story

Can a pluot pollinator be plum or apricot?

I have a Flavor Supreme pluot. The year before last it had a lot of fruit. I do not have a pollinator for it, but the neighbor's have a plum. Last year it had only a few fruits. I want to get a pollinator. According to what I read it needs to be another pluot or a plum (there is a list of them). Why...

By Chris Rusch | Featured Question

Is my apple tree wounded?

I have a Gala apple tree, around 5 years old. It is a good producer and appears to be in good health, but as you know, requires lots of attention... spraying, etc. I had some apple scab problems with it for the last two years, which I gather is pretty common with Galas, but now seem to have that...

By Ross Penhallegon, | Featured Question

Grape Pruning Basics

Grapes fruit on lateral shoots on year-old canes. All grapes require heavy pruning to produce fruit, but after the first three growing seasons, different types of grapes need different pruning. Wine...

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Berry Pruning Basics

Pruning information for raspberries, blueberries, currants, and gooseberries.

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Tree Pruning Basics

A properly pruned tree looks as natural as possible; that is to say, the tree’s appearance reflects its fundamental form and character. The pruner must be sensitive to maintaining this structural integrity, in addition to knowing a bit about tree biology and proper pruning principles!

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Know when it’s time to pick pears and apples

Sep 14, 2018
Apples ripen on the tree, but pears must be stored first.

By Kym Pokorny | News Story

Grape variety identification

This article describes how to identify grape varieties for commercial or home/hobby vineyards and landscapes.

By Patricia Skinkis, | Article

Planning now brings a good tomato season next year

Sep 7, 2018
If you had problems with blossom-end rot this year, try amending the soil with lime and changing your watering habits.

By Kym Pokorny | News Story