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When to Harvest Your Vegetable Garden

Clues that Your Vegetables are Ready Before you get ahead of yourself, step back and think about when you planted your vegetable garden. Vegetables such as asparagus, mushrooms, chives, and oregano are planted early in the growing season whereas tomatoes, potatoes, and onions are planted later in the season, so their harvest dates can differ. Each vegetables growing season starts shortly after the last spring frost date for a specified city/state and(…)

Sweet Corn Harvesting Tips

When to Harvest Your Corn In a short and “sweet” one sentence answer, the best time to harvest your corn is when the silk tassels turn brown, but the husks are still green. This typically occurs when your crop is 7 to 8 feet tall and occurs about 20 days after the silk first appears. Each stalk should produce one to two usable ears of corn depending upon the growing(…)

National Pollinator Week June 18th – 24th, 2018!

Do you realize the impact humans are having on the Earth’s environment as we continue to build, build, and build without even bating an eyelash? It’s no secret that as the world continues to industrialize, more and more land has been converted into office buildings, amusement parks, and shopping malls. At what cost? Well, according to an article from The Guardian, Earth has lost about half of its wildlife over(…)

Protecting Your Garden From Cold Weather

Understand Plant Hardiness Zones and Frost Dates Spring is near and gardeners everywhere are itching to get their vegetables planted and ensure their existing perennials bloom. There is a sense of pride for growing the first tomato in the neighborhood. Before you get ahead of yourself, make sure you are aware of the USDA Plant Hardiness Zones and frost dates. USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: It’s essential to understand what plants are(…)

A Buyer’s Guide to Wheelbarrows

Find the best wheelbarrow with the Blain’s Farm & Fleet buyer’s guide. Whether you’re transplanting shrubs or hauling fall leaves around your yard, a wheelbarrow is a good piece of equipment to have in any garden shed or garage. But how do you choose the right one? There are a few differences and key factors to keep in mind when shopping for a quality wheelbarrow. Blain’s Farm & Fleet is(…)

How to Make a Butterfly Garden

Learn how to create a butterfly garden with the help of Blain’s Farm & Fleet. Butterflies are a welcome sight of warmer weather. Their beautiful colors and patterns add a pop of color to any garden. Did you know you can actually cater your garden to the winged creatures? Making a butterfly garden is easy. You just need to know a little bit about butterflies and which plants to grow.(…)

How to Light Your Garden

Light up your garden with these tips from Blain’s Farm & Fleet. Installing outdoor lighting can help with home safety, security – and also add an illuminating touch to your garden. You can enjoy your garden and landscaping even when the sun goes down. Blain’s Farm & Fleet is here to help you learn about outdoor lighting safety and give you some ideas on how to light your garden. Outdoor(…)

How to Do a Soil Test

Learn how to do a soil test with Blain’s Farm & Fleet. With Spring in the air, it’s time to start digging in the dirt and planting your favorite flowers and plants. There are a few tasks you’ll need to complete before you start planting – one of them being a soil test. Learn how to do a soil test with the help of Blain’s Farm & Fleet. Why should(…)

How to Plant a Succulent Bowl

Learn how to plant a succulent bowl with the help of Blain’s Farm & Fleet. If you’re looking for low maintenance plants for your home, garden or back patio, succulents are a great choice. They require little water and care, and are easy to plant. Plus, they come in a variety of colors and types, so you can have a pot filled with an array of plants. Learn how to(…)

Tips for Winter Composting

Follow these tips for winter composting from Blain’s Farm & Fleet. Just because the temperatures are starting to cool down doesn’t mean your compost pile needs to slow down. Even in the winter you’ll still produce kitchen scraps. With these tips from Blain’s Farm & Fleet, you can keep your compost pile active through winter and be ready for spring. Benefits of Winter Composting Keeping your compost pile active through(…)

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