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October 15, 2021

HACKENSACK, NJ — Experimentation is part of the fun of gardening. Saving seeds from your favorite vegetable or flower for next year’s garden or even the next generation is something you might like to try. Keep in mind that all flowers and vegetables will not come true from seed. Hybrids and ...

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As the weather and gardens transition from summer to fall, it is time to adjust your maintenance practices ensuring the health, longevity, and beauty of your landscape.  Proper fall care will increase winter survival, support pollinators, and reduce your future workload. Continue watering as ...

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Enjoy and share the beauty of your flower garden all year long.  Pick and dry a few flowers to use in flower arrangements, craft projects or as gifts for friends and family.  Pick the flowers when they are at peak bloom and blossoms are dry. Cut flowers for drying mid-day when they contain less ...

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Now is the time to plan and plant vegetables for a bountiful fall harvest. Planting now extends the harvest season for greater yield without expanding the garden. Start by looking for vacant spaces in the vegetable garden. Fill areas that were not planted this spring or replant rows of quick ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation will hold the webinar, Improving Food Security Through Gardening, on Wednesday, June 30 at 6:00 p.m.  The public will learn what they can do personally in their own gardens, locally, and regionally to address food insecurity.  The ...

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(TRENTON) – New Jersey Department of Agriculture Secretary Douglas H. Fisher is encouraging New Jersey residents to help take part in eliminating Spotted Lanternfly egg masses before they hatch near the end of April or in early May. Secretary Fisher and NJDA Plant Industry Division Director Joseph ...

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Break out the tools and garden your way to a healthier mind, body and spirit.  Gardeners have always know it, but now research proves that gardening is a great form of exercise. You’ll work out all your major muscle groups when raking, digging and planting for an hour.  Include gardening as a ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. -- The City of Hackensack will host multiple holiday events and contests throughout December. In the interest of public safety during the coronavirus pandemic, the events will be taking place either virtually or be social-distance-friendly. “Although we will celebrate a little ...

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As you prepare your landscape for winter don’t overlook the trees, shrubs and perennials you have growing in containers. These need a bit of extra protection to help them survive cold winter temperatures.   The small amount of soil in container gardens does not always provide sufficient ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- Bloomfield resident Rick Wright has recently written two books that, literally, are for the birds.  While that connotation is usually negative, in this instance it's a perfect description of the local author's latest work. Wright's Custom Bird Guides series introduces ...

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