delicate white flowers with bright green foliage

Maine Home Garden News – May 2024

In This Issue: May is the month to . . .  How to Build a Zig Zag Garden (4-Post Trellised Garden) Plant Identification Apps Beet Growing 101  Backyard bird of the month: Red-Eyed Vireo Mainely Dish: Rhubarb Muffins Ask the Expert Maine Weather and Climate Overview (May 2024) May Is the Month to . . […]

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Is late April a good time to plant vegetable seedlings?

Question: The warm weather can be deceiving. Is this a good time to plant vegetable seedlings in Maine or should I continue to wait? Answer: Jonathan Foster, Home Horticulture Outreach Professional I feel and share your sense of urgency with the sudden influx of nice days. For planting out, I recommend MOFGA’s planting calendar–as you can […]

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Daffodils and tulips at the Maine Garden Show

Maine Home Garden News – April 2024

In This Issue: April is the month to… Transplanting Shrubs Spring Hunting for Fiddleheads Featured Volunteer Lydia Mussulman Backyard Bird – Brown-headed Cowbird Responsible Storm Cleanup Advisory Maine Weather and Climate Overview April Is the Month to . . . By Coral Sheldon-Hess, Androscoggin County Master Gardener Volunteer Intern For most of the state, the “expected” last frost date […]

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Maine Home Garden News — March 2024

In This Issue: March Is the Month to . . . Cultivating Change: The Remarkable Journey of Maine State Prison’s Garden Program Using Canned Goods in Cooking The Japanese Hori Hori: One of the Most Versatile Garden Tools You’ll Own Backyard Bird of the Month: Mourning Dove Help Stop Invasive Species during National Invasive Species […]

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Queen Anne's Lace encased in ice

Maine Home Garden News — February 2024

In This Issue: February Is the Month to . . . Growing Microgreens Licensing Requirements for Arborists in Maine Help Track Forest Pests This Winter Backyard Bird: Golden-crowned Kinglet Ash Protection Collaboration Across Wabanakik (APCAW) Book Review: A Northern Gardener’s Guide to Native Plants and Pollinators Maine Weather and Climate Overview (February 2024) Winter Interest […]

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ice-encased cedar bough

Maine Home Garden News — January 2024

In This Issue: January Is the Month to . . . Cultivating Community and Connection at Sweethaven Farm in Seal Cove Invasive Plant Regulations Cardoon Beef Tagine Recipe Backyard Bird – Pine Siskin The Northeast Native Plant Primer: 235 Plants for an Earth-Friendly Garden by Uli Lorimer.  Timber Press, 2022. Maine Weather and Climate Overview […]

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red poinsettia

Maine Home Garden News — December 2023

In This Issue: Confusing Fall Berries! Send Holiday Cheer, Not Pests: Follow Out-Of-State Plant Health Regulations Celebrating Collaboration and a Bright Future: The Journey of the Joyce Hedlund Community Garden at Eastern Maine Community College Backyard Bird of the Month – American Robin Gifts for the Gardener Maine Weather and Climate Overview (December) Special Thanks! […]

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fallen oak leaves

Maine Home Garden News–November 2023

In This Issue: November Is the Month to . . . Backyard Bird of the Month–White-throated Sparrow Put Culture Back into Agriculture Roasted Garlic Brussels Sprouts Finding Joy in a Hard Gardening Year Ask the Expert Q&A Maine Weather and Climate Overview (November) Gifts for the Gardener November Is the Month to . . . […]

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pumpkins in a field, autumn harvest

Maine Home Garden News, October 2023

In This Issue: October Is the Month to . . . How to Have Your Own Cranberry Garden Ask the Expert Q&A Featured Recipe: Turkey Apple Sausage Patties Jumping Worms are here in Maine. Here’s what to do if you find them in your garden. Maine Weather and Climate Overview (October) October Is the Month […]

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Maine Master Gardener Volunteer Newsletter – Fall 2023

In this issue… Program Updates UMaine Extension Needs Assessment: We need your input! Report your MGV Hours and MHH Donations 2022 Master Gardener Volunteer Success Story New Webpage for MGV Interns Maine Master Gardener Volunteers Facebook Group Upcoming Events and Programs Program Updates It’s been awhile since our last newsletter and we’ve been busy! We […]

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