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  • Caterpillars love to chew on broccoli

    Question. Some chewing pests are working on my young broccoli. I put down snail and slug pellets. Is there anything else to do? Answer. Use a flashlight to look for the snails and slugs at night or try to spot them early in the morning. These pests do...
  • Cannas need to be dug up and stored for winter

    Cannas need to be dug up and stored for winter
    I planted cannas this year for the first time. Do I have to dig up the bulbs and store them for the winter? We hope they haven't turned to mush yet. Cannas are tropical. In mild or sheltered areas of zone 7, you can get away with cutting the cannas...
  • Spring-flowering bulbs: Dig ... Drop ... Done makes it easy planting, great flowers

    Spring-flowering bulbs: Dig ... Drop ... Done makes it easy planting, great flowers
    Spring-blooming bulbs seem like such a miracle. Pop the little bulbs into the soil in fall and like magic, richly colored flowers emerge in early spring, often before the snow has even melted from the ground, according to Rebecca Holton with Home...
  • Amaryllis for holidays? Plant bulbs in mid-November for bloom at Christmas

    Question. We received amaryllis bulbs from a catalog supplier. When do we plant them, and what is the care needed to have them in bloom for Christmas? Answer. Give these bulbs about six weeks to grow a little and then open their first blooms. If they are...
  • Chicken companies shouldn't 'own' their farmers' manure

    As an Eastern Shore chicken grower, like most others chicken growers and farmers, I was pleased to read recently in The Baltimore Sun of a study that indicates that after years of work, progress is being made in reducing the size and duration of...
  • Plant of the week

    Plant of the week: Pink muhly grass Muhlenbergia capillaris Don't plant pink muhly grass near the street unless you are willing to put up with traffic jams as people slow down to gawk, take photos or ring your doorbell demanding to know the name of that...
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  • Chesapeake Bay: Farmers learn about tools that help reduce nitrogen pollution

    Chesapeake Bay: Farmers learn about tools that help reduce nitrogen pollution
    A U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) soil scientist in Colorado is helping farmers grow crops with less nitrogen-based fertilizer. The fertilizers are a major reason why agriculture is a significant source of both greenhouse gas emissions and...
  • State fertilizer rules moving ahead over objections

    State officials are plowing ahead with new rules on how and when farmers can fertilize their fields, despite last-minute objections from environmentalists that the proposed limits have been weakened in an apparent bid to mollify agricultural interests....
  • Mow fall leaves into lawn to boost soil

    Is there such thing as leaf-cycling? I grass-cycle. Do leaves add fertilizer to lawns like grass clippings do? How deep can I make the shredded leaves? Green organic materials are high in nitrogen. Grass-cycling can add as much as half of your lawn's...
  • December in the garden: Everything you need to know for your lawn and garden to thrive

    Almanac Average temperatures: High 73 Low 53 Rainfall: 2.31 inches Winter arrives: Dec. 22 Average date for first frost: Dec. 18 The moon 1. Moon phases •First quarter: Dec. 2 •Full moon: Dec. 10 •Last quarter: Dec. 17 •...