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Garden Guru: Getting ready for springtime planting
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Garden Guru: Getting ready for springtime planting

So we made it through “Snowpocalypse” and have continued our pattern of wild and wacky weather swings. Who knows when spring will actually arrive, but I know I’m ready for it. Of course, one of the most important things to do for...

Garden Guru: Getting ready for springtime planting
Garden Guru: Getting ready for springtime planting

So we made it through “Snowpocalypse” and have continued our pattern of wild and wacky weather swings. Who knows when spring will actually arrive, but I know I’m ready for it. Of course, one of the most important things to do for...

Garden Guru: The dawning of the digital age of gardening
Garden Guru: The dawning of the digital age of gardening

I look at my phone. The screen says “Need Watered” in an angry red text.

No, my phone isn’t demanding a drink of water (which would not mix well with its electrical components), nor is it some online game where you take...

Garden Guru: Gardening for man's best friend
Garden Guru: Gardening for man's best friend

We love our pets. Surveys indicate that around 65 percent of American households have pets.

In 2015, Americans spent an estimated $61 billion on their pets. By category, it is second only to Christmas spending and nearly double what we spent on ...

Garden Guru: The new trend in environmentally friendly gardening
Garden Guru: The new trend in environmentally friendly gardening

For centuries, many gardeners and farmers have worked under the theory that nature is something to be tamed or controlled. Humans have bent the natural world to our will. We select which plants we like and pull up the ones we don’t. We alter...

Farm2Fork: A new kitchen for fresh produce and more
Farm2Fork: A new kitchen for fresh produce and more

As market manager of a year-round indoor farmers market, it amazes me to see how many farmers are now venturing out from the norm to provide customers with new varieties of produce.

Consumers have more choices than ever before thanks to our...

Garden Guru: Houseplants improve health and well being
Garden Guru: Houseplants improve health and well being

Just about everyone can remember his or her grandmother having a windowsill full of plants — African violets in the kitchen window, common houseplants crowded together in front of a south-facing window in the winter. They grew the plants just...

WV Farm 2 Fork Team: A winter food fest and cook-off
WV Farm 2 Fork Team: A winter food fest and cook-off

Charleston’s Marriott Town Center will be the site for a Farm2Fork weekend Feb. 5 and 6 with the West Virginia Winter Food Festival and Cast Iron Cook-Off. A number of the Festival events are open to the public and are free of any admission...

Garden Guru: Dealing with the changing weather

Temperamental and unpredictable — two good words to describe the weather this winter thanks to El Niño.

While the term El Niño (meaning The Child) may have come about as reference to this weather pattern’s arrival around...

Garden Guru: Balancing technology and environment in the garden
Garden Guru: Balancing technology and environment in the garden

As we say farewell to 2015 and greet 2016 with open arms, let's take a moment to look at what is happening in the garden world. Every year, a company called the Garden Media Group publishes a list of garden trends meant to show retailers (and writers) ...

Garden Guru: Give the Gift of Gardening

The clock is ticking down the days, hours, and minutes to the celebration of Christmas. Hanukkah has come and gone. Kwanzaa will make an appearance, as well as the Solstice, Yule, and Saturnalia. And we can’t forget the New Year. There’s ...

Garden Guru: Extension Service calendars offer knowledge, recipes for new year
Garden Guru: Extension Service calendars offer knowledge, recipes for new year

Amid the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, and my work preparing my year-end review reports, something very special happens in my office. At some point in December, case upon case is delivered to our office, filled with highly desired goods....

Garden Guru: Keep a few things in mind when you pick out your Christmas Tree
Garden Guru: Keep a few things in mind when you pick out your Christmas Tree

‘Tis the season to deck the halls and trim the tree.

Tree sellers are popping up in local markets and parking lots, and many folks are picking out the perfect Christmas tree. Last year 26 million real Christmas trees found their way into...

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