Maine Home Garden News

Maine Home Garden News — April 2011

April is the month to . . . Spring is Lurking . . . Preparing for Gardening Season Is Your Home Garden Produce Safe to Eat? April is the month to . . . By Richard Brzozowski, Extension Educator, Cumberland County, richard.brzozowski@maine.edu Walk around your yard or property to assess winter damage. Make a “to […]

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Maine Home Garden News — March 2011

March is the month to . . . A Honey Bee’s Winter Getting a Jump Start on the Garden March is the month to . . . By Richard Brzozowski, Extension Educator, Cumberland County, richard.brzozowski@maine.edu   Prune fruit trees while they are still dormant. Remove weak crotches, water sprouts (vertical growth), and dead and damaged […]

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Maine Home Garden News — September, 2010

September is the month to . . . Improving a Patch of Lawn Kitchen Scrap Composting September is the month to . . . By Richard Brzozowski, Extension Educator, Cumberland County, richard.brzozowski@maine.edu Continue to harvest produce from your garden. Select only unblemished produce for canning and freezing. Make note of annual plants that performed well […]

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Maine Home Garden News — August, 2010

August is the month to . . . Recognizing and Managing Invasive Plants: Asiatic Bittersweet Consider Drip Irrigation for Your Garden August is the month to . . . By Amy Witt, Horticulturist, UMaine Extension Cumberland County, amy.witt@maine.edu Monitor the trees in your area for signs of two invasive tree insect pests: the Asian longhorn […]

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Maine Home Garden News — July, 2010

July is the month to . . . The Maine Garlic Project: A Participatory Research Project Growing Garlic in Maine Recognizing and Managing Invasive Plants: Sweet Autumn Olive Protecting Yourself from Ticks July is the month to . . . By Hannah Todd, Horticulture Aide, Somerset and Piscataquis Counties, hannah.todd@maine.edu Keep the vegetables coming! To […]

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Maine Home Garden News — June, 2010

June is the month to . . . There’s More To Weeding Than Meets the Eye! Cultural Weed Control Gardening for Others June is the month to . . . By Rick Kersbergen, Extension Educator, Waldo County, richardk@umext.maine.edu Visit a strawberry farm to “pick your own.” Picking fresh and freezing for the winter is a […]

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Maine Home Garden News — May, 2010

May is the month to . . . Deer in My Garden! How to Rejuvenate Your Old, Overgrown Lilac Earlier and Increased Yields by Using Plastic Mulches and Row Covers May is the month to . . . By Dr. Lois Berg Stack, Extension Specialist, Ornamental Horticulture Check temperatures to determine planting dates. Use a […]

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Maine Home Garden News — April, 2010

April is the month to . . . Preparing to Avoid Late Blight Lily Leaf Beetles: Spring is the best time to manage them! Early Season Vegetables April is the month to . . . Finish pruning apples and other fruit trees. For information on the care of fruit trees plan to purchase Growing Fruit […]

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Maine Home Garden News — March, 2010

March is the month to . . . How to tap sugar maple trees How to prune blueberry bushes How to prune raspberries March Is the Month To . . . By Hannah Todd, Horticulture Aide, University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Somerset & Piscataquis Counties, htodd@umext.maine.edu Purchase seeds from a reliable source. Start seedlings according […]

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