Am I overwatering my garden plants?

You want to keep your thirsty garden plants sufficiently watered, especially during the hottest summer months, but how do you know when you’ve watered too much, or too often?  If plants are wilting, does that mean more water is needed? Why is overwatering bad, and what damage can you cause when you give too much […]

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Butterfly Garden Plants

Butterflies capture the attention and inspire the imagination of both young and old. Inviting these natural beauties into your garden is as easy as choosing the right plants and providing a few other creature comforts that butterflies require to flourish in a single location. First, learn which butterfly species are native to our region. There are […]

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Canning Your Own Fruits and Vegetables

Preserve your garden’s surplus produce. Grange Co-op has all the supplies for canning fruits and vegetables at our local stores, and select canning items available online at grangecoop.com. Visit our Kitchen Department to see more. The True Value Hardwarians are here to help you learn how to can your own fruit and vegetables with this […]

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Drought Season Garden Tips

While it’s always wise to be water-conscious in the garden, during periods of drought it’s especially important to conserve H2O. And while less water may seem like a kiss of death to your garden, with a few simple water conservation strategies, your garden may actually be healthier and more productive than usual. Essential to water […]

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Deer Proofing Your Yard

Especially if your home is at the edge of a forest or even a smaller wooded area, more than likely you’ll be visited by deer from time to time. Depending on how many and how hungry those deer are, this can spell disaster for a number of the plants in your garden. The damage will […]

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Ladybugs

Ladybugs (Hippodamia convergens) Keep refrigerated (35-40° F) until ready to use After receiving your package of ladybugs (seasonally available), leave the bag sealed and place it in a refrigerator, or other cool place. This calms the ladybugs down from their shipping experience. Early evening is the best time to release them, and gives them all […]

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The Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

Since 2010 there has been an increasing amount of news and media attention given to a relatively new pest in crop production, home gardening and home maintenance – a true “bug” named the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug, (Halyomorpha halys, family Pentatomidae).  This stinky bug, also known as BMSB, was introduced accidentally into the Mid-Atlantic States […]

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