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Understanding Basil Downy Mildew

Understanding Basil Downy Mildew

  Herb growers and pesto lovers are feeling a bit stressed the past few years due to the increasing pervasiveness of basil downy mildew (BDM). Sweet basil plants, those most cherished by gardeners, are the most susceptible to the disease. …

Growing Cool-Season Edible

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Cool-Season Crops: • Thrive when daytime temperatures are between 65 – 80 degrees and the nighttime temperatures stay above 40 degrees. • Many cool-season vegetables can tolerate a light frost. • Plant cool-season seedlings 2 to 4 weeks before the …

The Micro Tom Tomato

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We love experimenting with new varieties of plants, and get into anything that will prolong the growing season. Here in the Northeast, it is hard to imagine being able to get the flavor of a homegrown tomato in the dead …

Tomato Planting Tricks for Cool Weather

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If you’re experiencing a slow spring or temperatures have warmed but aren’t quite to be trusted to remain that way, try this trick before planting heat-loving starter plants like tomatoes and peppers out in the garden.

Jersey Devil Tomatoes Are Perfect for Canning

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These beautiful fruits from our garden last season are called ‘Jersey Devil’ tomatoes, and they are one of our new favorites. We got the plant from a friend who simply smirked and said, “Just wait” when we asked about them.