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Season Extension

Check out the great Season Extension information and resources on the Growing Small Farms website by Debbie …

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Composting

Turn yard waste, kitchen scraps, and other organic matter into a wonderful soil amendment or mulch. Composting Portal Composting Chapter of …

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Vermicomposting

Earthworms convert organic matter (including food scraps, paper, animal manure, and yard trimmings) into a valuable soil amendment and …

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Backyard Composting

Instead of disposing of yard trimmings and kitchen scraps, you can compost them in your own backyard. Composting is an …

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This woody ornamentals chapter from the Extension Gardener Handbook reviews the types of vines, shrubs, …

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5. Diseases and Disorders

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A rainwater harvesting system captures stormwater runoff, often from a rooftop, and stores the water …

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This table presents information on preemergence herbicides for herbaceous ornamentals.

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