Planning now brings a good tomato season next year

If you had problems with blossom-end rot this year, try amending the soil with lime and changing your watering habits.

Answers to 3 common compost problems

If treated right, billions of microorganisms turn garden debris into black gold.

As Labor Day creeps up, think about spiffing up lawn

Grass can look harsh after a hot summer, but there's plenty of time this fall to rejuvenate it.

Drought driving more yellowjackets into backyards this year

If nests are not in a highly trafficked area, the best practice is to leave them alone.

Instead of leaving soil naked, coat it with cover crops

Grow "green manure" to keep soil from eroding, weeds from exploding and to add nutrients.

Wiggle your way into worm composting

Worm castings -- AKA poop -- add valuable nutrients to the soil and is easy to make. The hardest part is making the bin and that's not difficult.

Food preservation hotline opens for the season

Get all your food preservation questions answered from safety to great recipes.

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