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Moles, Love ’em or hate ’em?

Most gardeners can tell you a story or two about moles and I would bet not many of them are positive.  As good as a mole can be for an environment (providing food for larger birds and owls that are critical...
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Why Cloning?

Cloning in the plant world is a neat process that is almost exactly as it sounds.  Only instead of requiring some otherworldly futuristic technology and a scientist in a lab to execute the procedure, cloning...
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Root Systems, Fibrous vs Taproot

All flowering plants (angiosperms) have either a taproot or fibrous root system, do you know the difference? A taproot system occurs when a primary root develops from a radicle (the first part to leave the...
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What The Fungus!?

After many requests, this week we’re taking some time to talk to you about a very serious issue plaguing gardens across the world. There’s a lot more in common between that tricycle deteriorating on...
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How Well Do You Know Your Crops?

So you went out and picked up a bunch of seeds to grow yourself a little vegetable garden.  You plant peas and cucumbers and some tomatoes and squash.  But it’s not until you’ve read this article that...
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Cleft Grafting

Tree Grafting  In our last post of this series we explored the benefits of grafting and were hopefully able to inspire you to try it out.  In this article we’re going to dive a little deeper into the...
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Grafting Part 1 – What and Why?

In this series we will delve into the world of tree grafting; covering the how-to basics and why you might want to. What is grafting? Grafting is a process that involves attaching a pre-existing trimmed...
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FIDDLEHEADS! Rrrrrrrooooll out!

If you're not perplexed by the featured image associated with this article then you're already ahead of the curve.  Many of you, especially those of you living in North America have probably encountered...