Monthly Archives: March 2013

Growing Cabbage, Broccoli, and Other Cole Crops – Part 2 Pest Management

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Cabbage moths, flea beetles, root maggots,aphids various larvae, and the dreaded “Club Root” disease are all out to get your cabbage, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower kale and other Brassicas! Find out how to defend against them using organic pest control methods.

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Growing Cabbage, Broccoli, and Other Cole Crops – Part 1 Planting

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Cabbage, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, kale, and raddichio are all Brassicas, or Cruciferous vegetables. Learn how to grow these super healthy vegetables… when to start the seeds, separate the plant and how to to plant cabbage family plants in the garden.

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River Birch – Betula nigra

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The exfoliating bark of the River Birch provides winter interest after the foliage has turned golden yellow and dropped from the tree. Pest resistant, the River Birch is a fast growing tree that thrives when other birches are suffering from the effects of the birch borer. Betula nigra prefers moist soil but is quite tolerant of a range of environments.

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Heard about GardenClips?

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GardenClips.com explores the garden! From Japanese Andromeda – Pieris japonica to The Empress Tree – Paulownia tomentosa, from Hardy Orange – Poncirus trifoliata to Black Pussy Willow – Salix Gracilistyla ‘Melanostachys’ and European Elder – Sambucus nigra, GardenClips.com host Eric Larson of the Marsh Botanical Garden and Heidi Witmer share their garden experience and learn more from a variety of guests. Join them!

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Crocus tommasinianus – A squirrel-proof crocus?

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We all love crocus, unfortunately so do the squirrels! There are some methods for protecting crocus bulbs from squirrel damage, but none easier than simply planting Crocus tommasinianus. Suirrels seem to find it less attractive than other crocus varieties.

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