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Pollination should be every other day, preferable between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. when the relative humidity is lowest.

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Filed Under: Fruit, Coronavirus, Lawn and Garden, Flower Gardens, Vegetable Gardens April 3, 2020

Interest in gardening has nearly kept pace with social distancing and self-isolation rates across the country as the COVID-19 pandemic has circled the globe.

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Filed Under: Lawn and Garden, Flower Gardens, Landscape Architecture, Vegetable Gardens March 26, 2020

Everyone’s normal routine is being flipped upside down. Employees are working from home, kids are out of school, and social gatherings are postponed. Boredom and stress are setting in. Gardening to the rescue! 

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Filed Under: Coronavirus, Flower Gardens, Vegetable Gardens March 23, 2020

With much of our workforce telecommuting from home and with school suspended or cancelled for the kids, cabin fever has already become an issue for many households.

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Filed Under: Lawn and Garden, Flower Gardens, Landscape Architecture, Vegetable Gardens February 21, 2020

The first two months of 2020 have been exceptionally wet and dreary. But don’t lose hope, spring is right around the corner! The daffodils are blooming, and warmer days are in sight. 

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Filed Under: Flower Gardens, Vegetable Gardens February 17, 2020

I’ve promoted the 2020 Mississippi Medallion winners Colorblaze coleus, beautyberry and Luscious lantana for the last three weeks. Now, I want to tell you about the fourth and final 2020 selection, Garden Gem tomato.

This will come as a surprise to the Southern Gardening Nation, but I think I’m starting to like eating fresh tomatoes. I’m certainly looking forward to picking fresh Garden Gem tomatoes this summer.

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