How Weather Affects the Apple Crop

Weather has a huge role on the apple crop.  So how is this year shaping up? Meteorologist Sam Kantrow went out to Lyman Orchards to find out…

Pollen Season Kicking Back Up Again

Have you been sneezing, coughing and tearing more than usually lately? The warm, dry and less breezy weather has caused our pollen numbers t…

Canning Tomatoes: There is a Right Way

By Diane Wright Hirsch, MPH, RD UConn Extension Educator – Food Safety   In the recent past, the tomato crop has not been so great, but than…

10 Tips for the August Gardener

1.      Fertilize container plantings. 2.      Pick summer squash and zucchini every day or two to keep the plants in production. 3.      Pi…

Where’s Your Garden’s Water From?

By Karen Filchak UConn Extension Educator Photo: Clemson Extension Water for farms and gardens can come from several possible sources, inclu…

Squash Will Come…

Photo and Article By Carol Quish for UConn Extension Where are all my summer squash? Why do my plants have many blossoms and not squash? The…

Poor Air Quality Today-Details

We haven’t had many poor air quality or Ozone Action Days this year, but today is one of them for a portion of Connecticut. Please take it e…

Bringing Some Green to Our Big Cities

By Michael Dietz, UConn Extension When people think of Hartford and New Haven, “green” may not be the first thing that jumps to mind. Howeve…

10 Tips for the July Gardener

Photo: Clemson Extension Inspect garden plants regularly for insect and disease problems. Sanitation practices, insecticidal soaps, and inse…