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October’s gardening to-do list

Monday, October 5, 2015

Many tasks can be accomplished in the garden this month for winter preparation.

How to prep your coop for cool weather

Friday, October 2, 2015

Prepping chickens for cool weather includes knowledge of poultry health concerns, common symptoms to watch for and recovery care.

How to choose heirloom seeds: 5 tips

Thursday, October 1, 2015

According to University of Kentucky Extension, heirloom seeds are varieties that have been passed down from generation to generation and are usually between 50 and 100 years old or even older.

How to divide peonies

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Dividing, or propagating, peonies should be done in early fall.

Return of an American favorite: How to grow and enjoy chestnuts at home

Friday, September 25, 2015

Crossing Chinese and American chestnut trees is an effort to breed the American chestnut back with disease resistance.

How to eat seasonally this fall

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

This fall, take advantage of the season’s variety of fresh fruits and vegetables.

How to grow pumpkins: 7 tips

Sunday, September 20, 2015

If you planted pumpkins this year and were disappointed in how they turned out, or if you’re planning on planting pumpkins next summer, keep these 6 tips in mind.

How to pick the perfect pumpkin, gourd or squash

Friday, September 18, 2015

Most non-botanists distinguish pumpkins, squash and gourds by our purpose for the plant: we carve pumpkins, eat squash and use gourds for fall decorating.

Homegrown apples: How to plant apple trees this fall

Friday, September 11, 2015

Apples are the perfect backyard fruit, and fall is a great time to plant apple trees in USDA Hardiness zones 5-10.

How to prepare your garden for fall frost and freeze

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Just like it’s important to know the last frost date in the spring, it’s crucial for home gardeners to know when the first expected frost date will occur in the fall.


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