Monthly Archives: March 2012

Is New Garden Insecticide Safe to Use?

For over a decade now commercial pesticide applicators have had imidacloprid, a systemic pesticide, available to them to treat borers in trees and other plants. Imidacloprid is the same ingredient used to control the emerald ash borer in ash trees. … Continue reading

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Corn is king! Everyone loves sweet corn, eh? Here’s an article that will all but guarantee you have success growing luscious sweet corn this summer. Just don’t let this weather fool you, though. A few weeks of warm weather is … Continue reading

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With a March like this it’s no wonder I’m thinking about starting my garden seeds (indoors). Learn everything you need to know about starting things like tomatoes and peppers indoors, plus several tips for short season gardeners: http://www.neilmoran.com/seedstarting.html

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