March Garden Chores for Northern Gardeners

March is a challenge for the northern gardener. The weather teases us with a warm days, followed by a deep freeze. In some years, you’ll see some early blooming bulbs—sometimes, it seems too early. In others, nothing. Given our warm temperatures this week, it’s likely much of the snow will melt, but we know that…

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Can You Prune Squash Vines?

Nothing can take over the garden, the yard, the world faster than a happy winter squash plant, which leads some gardeners to ask “Can you prune squash vines?” Individual squash vines can grow 10 to 12 feet long and a squash plant may have several branches on it, spreading and sprawling over whatever space they…

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When to Prune Trees (and Why)?

Pruning is one of those gardening topics that has an air of mystery about it. When to prune trees? Why do you prune trees? How do you prune trees? Curious gardeners want to know. Here are the basics. When to prune trees? February and March are generally considered the best time to prune trees in…

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