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Best Starter Veggies for the Beginner Home Gardener

Dan Fruits, Herbs, Specialty Crops, This Land of Ours, Vegetables

The best starter veggies for the beginner home gardener. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. If you’ve never gardened before, but want to give it a try this year, a great place to start is by choosing the appropriate veggies and fruits to grow that match your abilities. This means taking stock of your outdoor, or indoor, space, the …

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What to Plant and More Importantly What Not to Plant Right Now

Dan Fruits, Herbs, Nursery Crops, This Land of Ours, Vegetables

What to plant now, and more importantly what not to plant. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Seeds germinate based on the soil temperature at the seed level. If your area is still experiencing cooler weather, the seeds that can germinate right now are beets, radishes, spinach, Swiss chard, leaf lettuce, peas, collards greens, kale, kohlrabi, leeks, onions, parsley, …

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Filling Wet Soggy Spots with Beautiful Landscape

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How to fill the wet and soggy spots in your garden with beautiful landscape. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. There are a number of flowers and ornamental grasses that don’t mind a lot of moisture.  And, these flowering plants can transform a previous problem area into a colorful focal point in your garden. Getting its name from …

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A Few Tips and Tricks for Growing the Tastiest Tomatoes

Dan Fruits, Specialty Crops, This Land of Ours, Vegetables

Some tips and tricks for the tastiest tomatoes. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. The extra attention you give your tomato plants right now could pay off with some of the tastiest tomatoes when it’s harvest time. For healthy plants and soil, use organic fertilizer and compost every week to keep plants supplied with nutrients. Remove damaged plants and any …

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How to Help in the Fight Against Destructive Pest

Dan Fruits, Herbs, Nursery Crops, Pest/Pest Control, Specialty Crops, This Land of Ours, USDA, Vegetables

How to help in the fight against destructive pests that threaten the nation’s food supply, forests, and natural resources. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. The USDA is on a mission to stop invasive and hungry pests that can threaten and devastate agriculture, livelihoods, and food security. Some things you can do to help include:  Familiarizing yourself with the …

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Warning About Invasive and Destructive Pests

Dan Fruits, Herbs, Nursery Crops, Pest/Pest Control, Specialty Crops, This Land of Ours, USDA, Vegetables

The warning about invasive and destructive pests and why the Ag Department is asking for your help this month. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has declared April “Invasive Plant Pest and Disease Awareness Month. And, it needs everyone’s help fighting against invasive pests that pose a threat to the nation’s …

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Spotting, Stopping, and Prevent Some Destructive Pests

Dan Fruits, Herbs, Nursery Crops, Pest/Pest Control, Specialty Crops, This Land of Ours, Vegetables

How to spot, stop, and prevent some destructive pests in your garden. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Armyworms are pesky pests that eat grass, vegetables, and ornamentals, destroying entire plants quickly. Armyworms aren’t worms. They’re the caterpillars of several moth species. The markings are hard to distinguish and tell apart from other larvae species. There are several …