How Can You Tell When Winter Squash is Ready to Harvest?

How Can You Tell When Winter Squash is Ready to Harvest?

Winter squash can be harvested when rind is hard. To test for ripeness, gently press your thumbnail against the outer skin. If the skin resists, the squash is ripe. If your nail breaks the skin wait another week and try again.  When ready, cut squash from the vines leaving 2 inches of stem attached. Learn […]

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Frost Protection For Your Vegetables

Don’t let a light frost stop your gardening!  If you experience a light frost look for damage.  If you don’t noticed any, your vegetable plants will continue to produce vegetables until cold evening temperatures return.  If you want to protect any of your vegetables plants from future frost and cold weather, watch weather predictions.  If […]

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Using Buckwheat as a Garden Cover Crop

As your peas, spinach, radishes, and lettuce are finishing, consider replanting with buckwheat for a soil fix! Buckwheat is a warm-season annual cover crop and can be planted mid-spring through August to smother weeds, loosen tight soils, and fix nitrogen into the soil.  Buckwheat is quick to germinate and should be mowed about 7 days […]

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