Horticulture

seedling plants in a greenhouse

Maine Seed Distributors

By Tayla Mann, UMaine Extension Staff, Administrative Clerk Here at the UMaine Extension we love local. Local foods, local farmers, and local seeds. Lucky for us, Maine has some great seed distributors worth talking about! Johnny’s Selected Seeds Johnny’s, created in 1973, prides themselves in being 100% employee owned and producing safe, non-GMO seeds. They provide a […]

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Winter Care of Houseplants

By Kyle Fletcher Baker, Cumberland County Master Gardener and MCN Maine Zone 5 Well, here it is, winter in Maine and while all around us outside is usually covered with snow, some of us are tending the sporadic gardens inside. Whether it’s one or two plants or you have a virtual jungle of plants, the care […]

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Preserving Your Fresh Garden Veggies into the Winter

By Jason Lilley, Sustainable Agriculture Professional There’s nothing like going into your back yard to harvest the freshest possible vegetables for dinner. Using this home grown produce doesn’t have to come to an end with the first killing frosts. With some planning you can have harvestable crops in the garden well into December, and have […]

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Ugly Fruit & Vegetable Photo Contest Winner!

Food waste is a huge issue and fruits and vegetables that are considered ugly are often thrown away while still edible. So with your help we celebrated the under-appreciated beauty of ugly fruits and vegetables that you grew. Thank you to everyone who participated in this photo contest and congratulations to our winner, Sue Hochstein of […]

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Extending Vegetable Growing Season

By Jason Lilley, UMaine Extension Staff, Sustainable Agriculture Professional Given access to water, it has been a great season for growing veggies like tomatoes, peppers, beans, and basil. With the first hard frost is in sight there are a few easy actions to take to get those crops to last just a bit longer into […]

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Teachable Moments…Flower Arrangements

By Sara Conant, UMaine Extension Staff, 4-H Community Education Assistant UMaine Extension Cumberland staff members will be bringing you new skills, tips, and tricks about a variety of Extension related programs in our Teachable Moments series. This month we’ll teach you how to make floral arrangements. Master Gardeners with floral arrangement experience gathered at the […]

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5 Reasons to Attend “A Taste of Tidewater”

By Lynne Hazelton, UMaine Extension Staff, Administrative Support Specialist A Taste of Tidewater is our annual fundraiser to benefit the University of Maine Gardens at Tidewater Farm. The gardens provide agricultural and horticultural educational opportunities to the community, utilizing research-based, environmentally friendly and sustainable gardening practices. Why do we need to fundraise? In order to grow and […]

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