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What to do with Giant Zucchinis

What to do with Giant Zucchini? by Sandy Swegel It’s only July and already there is the challenge of the giant zucchini?  I’m remembering last winter when I paid $2 for a tiny organic zucchini and resolved not to do that again this winter.  One treat I’ve grown fond of are vegetable “chips” and zucchini […]

 

Mid-Season Garden Report Card

Mid-Season Garden Report Card by Sandy Swegel  Here’s the report card for my garden. June had record high temperatures and little rainfall.  Lots of extra watering helped, but plants don’t grow as well without natural rainfall. Lettuces and Spinach. The heat made them bolt early and they are all bitter or simply scorched and gone to […]

 

10 Reasons Why You Should Prune Trees and Shrubs

10 Reasons Why You Should Prune Trees & Shrubs by Chris McLaughlin Practicing simple techniques, using the right tools, along with proper timing for each plant species is the key to effective pruning and most require very little pruning in order to achieve the gardener’s goal. But before taking sharp tools to your plants, you […]