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Using Bird Netting for Strawberry Containers/Berries

MARYLAND, by Gary Pilarchik of My First Vegetable Garden Several species of birds love fruit. I have a migratory pair that comes every year and eats my strawberries and blueberries. The damage is very clearly pecks out of the fruit. The only way to stop the damage is to use bird netting. Here is one …Read more »

Wilting Leaves on Zucchini or Squash? Squash Vine Borer: How to Detect and Get Rid of It

SOMEWHERE IN THE SOUTH by Jill McSheehy of Journey with Jill in the Garden If you’ve ever found your zucchini or squash plant wilted and dead virtually overnight, it was probably due to the squash vine borer. In this video I show you how to know, what to look for, and how to get rid of …Read more »

How to Store Sweet Potatoes At Home | Freezing Sweet Potatoes

VERMONT, by Kathy LaLiberte for Homeclick Sweet potatoes need to be harvested before or immediately after the first light frost. But that doesn’t mean they need to be eaten right away. Here’s how to store sweet potatoes to enjoy them in the months to come. To find all the best brands for your home, shop …Read more »

How to Grow Shiitake Mushrooms (Recipe Included!)

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA, by Kevin Espiritu of Epic Gardening Shiitake mushrooms are my FAVORITE. The flavor is so rich and complex, but they’re often extremely expensive at the grocery store. So I figured I’d grow some of my own and cook them up for you guys! Keep in mind this is a partial grow guide…to grow …Read more »

Controlling Mexican Bean Beetle at Harvest

U. MARYLAND Maryland Home and Garden Information Director Jon Traunfeld shows us how to deal with Mexican Bean beetle pests on a mature crop of beans. More info on the HGIC website: – Vegetable Profile: Beans : http://extension.umd.edu/growit/veget… – Mexican Bean Beetles : http://extension.umd.edu/growit/insec… For more gardening information, visit the Home and Garden Information website …Read more »

Fall Vegetable Garden Planning: Best Plants for Autumn Growing

ENGLAND’s GrowVeg GGVideo Editor’s Note: English, but still good information on planning your fall veggie garden planting, including an online design tool.  Planting a fall vegetable garden is a great way to get more crops from the space you have right through autumn into early winter but timing is key to its success. In this video, we …Read more »

How to Prune Raspberry Canes

PENN STATE Learn how to prune your raspberry canes for optimal growth, with Penn State Senior Extension Educator Kathy Demchak. GGVideos editor’s note: Nice quick look at pruning summer and everbearing raspberries in winter.

How to Build a Raised Garden Bed with Wood – Easy (EZ) & Cheap

CHICAGO AREA by Patrick Dolan of One Yard Revolution: Frugal and Sustainable Organic Gardening  I’ve built a number of raised beds over the years, but so far this design is my favorite. The sides are 2 x 10’s and the top is capped off with a 2 x 4 shelf, which not only helps keep …Read more »

Preparing Beds for Grapes

OKLAHOMA, by Oklahoma Gardening (Oklahoma State) Oklahoma Gardening’s Kim Rebek works in the small fruits garden to prepare the planting bed for the grape vines. GGV Editor’s note: Oklahoma Gardening also has good videos on building a grape trellis and planting a grape plant.

What’s Eating My Apples? Dealing with Common Apple Pests

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON Yuck! Codling moth and apple maggot can ruin your fruit. Ciscoe Morris, zany Seattle garden guru, explains easy ways to manage these common pests. He shows how to use barriers and talks about garden cleanup. Produced for City Fruit.

Stop Weeding Your Garden!

CHICAGO AREA, by Patrick Nolan at One Yard Revolution For all practical purposes, we don’t weed our garden. Sure, every now and then we find a weed and pull it, but it happens infrequently enough and requires so little time and effort that it bears little resemblance to what we usually think of as weeding. …Read more »

Cover Crops: 16 Demonstration Plots and their Seed Mixes

WISCONSIN, by the University of Wisconsin Integrated Pest and Crop Management Published on Oct 6, 2015 Kevin Shelley, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Nutrient and Pest Management Program. Tour of cover crop demonstrations plots. Species list follows. Medium Red Clover Berseem Clover and Crimson Clover Berseem clover, Annual ryegrass and Daikon radish Berseem clover, Spring barley and …Read more »