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Growing Tomatoes

Tomatoes are a fruit native to South and Central America that is very nutritiousThey provide us with the antioxidant lycopene, Vitamin C, Potassium, and Vitamin K. There are over 10,000 cultivars and they are divided into the following categories – beefsteak, Cherry, Grape, Patio, Pear, Heirloom, Vine, and Plum.   

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Strawberry Plants Available at the Mill for 2022

These strawberry varieties will be available in the spring of 2022 at the Mill until sold out.

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Soil pH and Lime

A soil test can help you diagnose plant and lawn problems and determine what type of plants to grow.

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Planning Your Vegetable Garden with Companion Plants

Utilizing plants that support each other symbiotically is a natural and old tradition.  Before chemical fertilizers and pesticides were made, farmers, homesteaders and ancient tribes utilized the practice of companion planting. 

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Weed Control in Your Lawn

 Your lawn may grow more than the beautiful grass you intended. It may also grow weeds, which prevent your lawn from looking its best. In addition to reducing the aesthetics of your lawn, weeds compete with the desired turfgrass for water, nutrients, and light.

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Lawn Aeration and Seeding

Mechanical aeration alleviates soil compaction in established turf. Compaction occurs primarily in the soil surface. A compacted layer as thin as one-fourth to one-half an inch can greatly impede water infiltration and gas exchange between soil and atmosphere.

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Turfgrass Species and Cultivars

In general, tall fescue is the lawn grass best adapted for Maryland’s soils and climate. Kentucky bluegrass provides the most aesthetically pleasing lawn turf, but it requires a higher level of maintenance than tall fescue. Perennial ryegrass cultivars have been improved in recent years, but this species 

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Fruit Trees

Fruit trees are best planted in early spring so that they develop a good root to shoot ratio prior to hot weatherMany in the trade try to get their fruit trees stocked by mid- February so they do not break bud if coming from a nursery in a different zone

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Willows

 The typical Pussy willow will grow to 15-20 feet tall and wide.  There are 4 varieties of willows grouped into the pussy willow category and they all produce catkins in early spring.

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Hellebores

Hellebores are winter hardy evergreen shade perennials that bloom late winter in colors ranging from pure white to pastel green to deep purple.  

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Terrariums

Terrariums are indoor container gardens that require little care once established. They are a self- sustaining ecosystem of slow growing tropical or house plants and are best constructed in a glass container with an opening to allow air circulation.

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The Health Benefits of Houseplants

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