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Gardening apps are getting better all the time, supplanting manuals and textbooks as the way people dig for information. Many university Extension services are developing the digital aids to extend outreach to clients. "Extension apps provide reliable ...

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Top gardening apps tested and recommended by the experts

No solar panels, no electric lines, no kerosene heaters? No problem. With a low-tech cold frame, you need none of those conveniences to grow veggies all winter long — even here in Ohio. A cold frame is simply a low-profile box or structure with a ...

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Gardening: Cold frame will keep plants growing even in winter chill

Just because summer is coming to an end doesn’t mean that gardening activities need to come to a halt. August is the prime time in the gardening field – flowers and vegetables are at their peak, and the days are starting to become shorter and cooler.

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Late Summer Gardening Tips You Need to Know

A question I get asked a lot is “when’s the best time to plant shrubs?”, and I think the answer is so much more complex than I used to answer when I first left Horticultural college. The answer back then was “during the dormant period”, you see ...

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DD Gardening: When’s the best time to plant shrubs?

The flavors of garden foods are difficult to describe. Teasing out some of the many familiar compounds that edibles contain is one way. So one might say that sorrel is grassy and lemony, that arugula is mustardy and peppery, and that anise hyssop is minty ...

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Good gardening practices are the key to flavorful vegetables

Did you know that now you can have Southern Gardening with you everywhere you go? We’ve taken the plunge into Social Media and share gardening information on some of the most popular apps and websites. Last year we introduced our Southern Gardening ...

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Southern Gardening on Social Media

Bedding Plants: The hottest days of summer limit planting now to heat tolerant vinca, gaillardia, bulbine, and coleus. Bulbs:Aztec lily, butterfly lily, walking iris, and spider lily can be planted any time of the year, even late summer. Herbs: Herbs that ...

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Weekend Gardening: August To Do List

Have you ever heard the saying, “Things are different in Florida?” Well they are, like the start of a new gardening year. For sure, now is time to begin nine months of great vegetable gardening. Around the middle of the month is the best time to be ...

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Gardening is different in Florida

A tasty salad of tender pea shoots. Handfuls of fragrant herbs for the stew. Snack veggies for lunch boxes. Keeping a fresh supply of greens and herbs on hand can be challenging as the growing season winds down, or if you don't have a garden. But now you ...

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Indoor grow gardens bring your gardening inside

Lately I've been singing the praises of having hardy hibiscuses in your landscape. Who can resist the colorful flowers that are literally the size of a dinner plate? But the tropical hibiscus deserves at least equal praise. Today, I want to tell you about ...

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