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Weeds, weeds, go away….Tips for making weeding less of a chore

Anyone who’s started a new garden knows that weeds can be tough to conquer in the first two years. Come July, when the weather is hot, the humidity is high, and your patience is low- the weeds are taking over and you’ll wonder whether you’ll be sweating (and maybe swearing) away your Saturday afternoons pulling [...]

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Rhubarb – How to grow the perfect “pieplant”

Chipman’s Canada Red Rhubarb

When I was in my late twenties we moved to a ranch-style house outside of a small town in central Ohio. My husband, in an effort to keep track of our two dogs, immediately paid to have the yard fenced in. I had lobbied for this house because it had [...]

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Success with sweet potatoes – how to plant and harvest a superfood

Murasaki Sweet Potatoes

Packed with calcium, potassium, and vitamins A and C, sweet potatoes are- nutritionally speaking- a powerhouse. It’s no wonder that, for many Native Americans prior to European colonization, sweet potatoes were a main source of nourishment, and were eaten by soldiers as a main food source during the Revolutionary War. Their [...]

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“Gotta Have It” – I really do!

Gotta Have It Sweet Corn Sprouts

Today, we’re sharing a post from one of our guest bloggers – one of our gardening experts here at Gurney’s!

If I can keep the squirrels and raccoons from getting it first, I will be harvesting delicious sweet corn in late July/early August. Everyone that I know, loves Gotta Have It (including my grandchildren [...]

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All About…Summer Squash

Scallop Hybrid Mix Summer Squash

Most people grow summer squash, such as zucchini, for the vegetables. But I grow squash for the blossoms. Squash blossoms are delightful, with a taste that is both herbal and floral. I’ve eaten them alone, and dipped in hummus. I’ve seen them on menus- one even offered a fried [...]

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