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Ask Gardenerd: Frost Dates?

Here’s a question we get on occasion at Ask Gardenerd: “Many garden books and seed packets refer to timing in the garden in terms of the date of the last frost. For example: “Wait to plant until 3 weeks past … Continue reading

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Ask Gardenerd: Maggots in My Compost

We get this one a lot at Ask Gardenerd, so we thought it would be good to answer it in print: “Help! I just opened my compost to little tan maggots?! I have never seen them before!!! Our compost is … Continue reading

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Ask Gardenerd: How to Harvest and Store Red Onions

A timely question came in to Ask Gardenerd this week: “How do you harvest and store red onions? – Pete” Hi Pete, great question. It’s that time of year, if you planted bulb onions in the fall, to harvest them … Continue reading

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Ask Gardenerd: Home Made Fertilizers

We don’t get this kind of question very often, so we thought we’d feature it this week: “Hey there, I was wondering if you know any good homemade recipes of organic fertilizers used for vegetative and flowering growth? If you … Continue reading

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Ask Gardenerd: Big Cauliflower – No Head

We got a question at Ask Gardenerd this week from Jeff: “I’m having trouble with cauliflower – the plants are not flowering. Is there anything I can do to encourage flowering? By the way, I planted broccoli as well and … Continue reading

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Ask Gardenerd: Growing Turmeric

An interesting question came in to Ask Gardenerd this week: “My friend and I both live in central South Carolina. Last year we planted turmeric plants in our yards. Now we realize that we need to know how and when … Continue reading

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Ask Gardenerd: Winter Care for Succulents

This week’s question is a good one: “Hi and thank you in advance for your help. I live in Texas and have a lot of succulents in pots (20) and other things in the ground like cannas. Question is: how … Continue reading

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Ask Gardenerd: Preventing Bugs Next Year

As we start over with a fall garden in warm-winter climates, or put the garden away in more temperate regions, the question arises once again: “How can I prevent bugs that were problematic this year in my fruit and vegetable … Continue reading

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Ask Gardenerd: Are Grasshoppers Bad?

Grasshoppers bite chunks out of the sides of leaves, but can consume entire leaves over time.

We love it when people ask about bugs before killing them. Better safe than sorry. You may be killing a beneficial insect, so please ask before taking action. Like Dora here: “Are grasshoppers bad for my garden? If so how … Continue reading

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Ask Gardenerd: Roly Poly Problems

Here’s a new question that came in this week: ” I have a ton of roly poly bugs in my raised beds right now… They at the roots/stems of my last round of cucumbers and I would like to get … Continue reading

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