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Meteorological VS Astronomical Season

A good family friend of mine, Cliff, asked me the other day what the difference was between meteorological & astronomical seasons. Well, Tod…

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Gardens, gardens everywhere…

…be sure to grow with food safety in mind By Diane Wright Hirsch, MPH, RD UConn Extension Educator – Food Safety   It is hard to believe tha…

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Spring/Summer Forecast!

Although winter hasn’t wrapped up yet, I figured why not start talking about spring to get your mind off the cold and snowy winter we have h…

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Defeat the Weather with Outdoor Shelters

Whether you are a trader with a large stock of supplies and no space to safely store them indoors, event planner, living outdoors enthusiast…

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…