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August

When is the Best Time to Water?
Water in the morning for heat-loving crops and in the evening for cool-weather veggies.
Managing Garden Pests Organically; Imported Cabbage Worm
With a few simple techniques, a home gardener can effectively manage many garden pests organically. Here is a primer, using the example of the imported cabbage worm.
Dividing Perennials in the Summer
An easy method of making more plants for your garden is to divide them yourself. Some of the more tried and true varieties of perennial flowers are good subjects for this method.
Preserving Your Fresh Summer Herbs
Want to savor the flavor of those lovely, aromatic herbs that are growing in your garden once the weather turns cold? It is super easy and satisfying to do.
Check On Your Compost Bins For Maximum Production!
After the busy rush of spring has passed and before the fall leaves begin to capture your attention, take some time to attend to your yard waste compost bins. Your soil will thank you for it!
Planting for Fall Crops
Keep planting! Many veggies can be sown now for fall and early spring harvests with great success.
Pickles Are the Spice of Life!
It's pickle season! YUM. What's more fun than harvesting produce and popping it into jars with lots of flavorful spices? Learn a little about our most basic, classic pickle and get inspired to go out and learn more!
Urban Livestock Take the Heat
When summer temperatures catch up to us here in the northwest, our farmyard animals need some special considerations to keep them cool, calm and collected.
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