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10 Tips for the February Gardener

  Visit our booth at the 2016 CT Flower & Garden Show in Hartford, February 18th to 21st. Bring ½ cup of soil for a free pH test and your ga…

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Listeria and Fresh Produce

What is Listeria and why is it showing up in fresh produce? By Diane Wright Hirsch, MPH, RD UConn Extension Educator – Food Safety Yet anoth…

acorns

This is Nuts!

By Tom Worthley, Associate Extension Professor, Forestry, UConn Extension Wow, there were tons of acorns this past fall…literally tons. At l…

10 Tips for the January Gardener

  2015 was a banner year for gypsy moth caterpillars in Connecticut. Check for tan gypsy moth egg masses on tree trunks and branches, scrape…

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Year of the Pulse…As in Legume Seeds

By Diane Wright Hirsch, MPH, RD Senior Extension Educator, Food Safety, UConn Extension The 68th UN General Assembly declared 2016 the Inter…

mistletoe berries

Mistletoe: Why the kissing? And more!

By Joan Allen for UConn Extension Mistletoe is a popular Christmas decoration, not because it’s really all that showy, but because of the tr…

Dealing with Fruit Flies

Fruit Flies Are Annoying! By Carol Quish for UConn Extension There is nothing more annoying than seeing tiny insects flying around inside yo…

Amaryllis bulbs

10 Tips for the December Gardener

  Check for spider mites on houseplants by misting plants. If mites are present you will see water droplets clinging to the mite’s webbing. …

10 Water Conservation Tips

With not much rain in the 8 Day Forecast, it will take a while for water levels to catch up. Much of Connecticut is in a moderate drought. T…

10 Tips for the November Gardener

Drain hoses and sprayers before cold weather sets in to prevent them from freezing and bursting. Wait to spread winter mulch until after the…

10 Tips for the October Gardener

  All houseplants need to be brought inside before the first frost. Connecticut had a frost over the weekend; if your houseplants aren’t ins…

Pumpkin Season

Not only is it pumpkin flavor season….it’s real pumpkin season By:  Diane Wright Hirsch, MPH, RD; Senior Extension Educator/Food Pumpkin fla…

Squash Problems Gone Wild

Squash Problems Gone Wild, Or yes, Scouting in the Garden Matters By Joan Allen for UConn Extension This week’s blog photo is from my vegeta…