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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

How to Wrap a Fig Tree for Winter Protection in Zone 7 - Tips, 3 layers, & Vented Top

How to Wrap a Fig Tree for Winter Protection in Zone 7 
Tips, 3 layers, & Vented Top


Fig trees can take 20-25 degree F temperatures depending on the variety but when you get into consecutive days of of sub 20 degree temperatures the fig branches often freeze through and die. You want to protect them so you get figs the following year. If you don't protect them you often get new growth/branches that come up from the roots/ground but don't have enough time to produce the inverted flowers or fruit. You want to wrap you fig tree with 3 layers in Maryland Zone 7.


Good Luck with Your Garden,
Gary (The Rusted Garden)

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Simple Fall Division of Your Perennial Herbs Oregano, Thyme, Chives, Sage & Using a Soil Knife

Simple Fall Division of Your Perennial Herbs 
Oregano, Thyme, Chives, Sage & Using a Soil Knife

Many herbs are perennials. A great time to divide them is in the fall after a frost. One tool I use regularly in the garden is a soil knife. It makes for quick divisions. Just dump out your container herbs or dig up a plant creating a nice root-ball and cut it into to pieces. Nothing fancy. Put the divisions in a temporary place and come spring, you'll have herb plants ready to be transplanted where you'd like. You can do this for most perennial plants including your flowers.





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Gary (The Rusted Garden)

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Sunday, December 18, 2016

The Rusted Garden is Selling Vegetable Seeds for 2017: Tomatoes and Herbs have Been Test Germinated!

The Rusted Garden is Selling Vegetable Seeds for 2017: 
Tomatoes and Herbs have Been Test Germinated!

You can find all kinds of tomato seeds for sale on my blog. They have all been tested germinated and are ready for 2017 sale. I hand collect many of my tomato seeds. Herbs are also ready. You can find them down the left side of my blog.

My Test Germinated Tomatoes and Herbs 2017

Pepper seed and leafy greens are currently being test germinated. I buy these seeds in bulk and test the seeds I get. I should have them available in January.

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Gary (The Rusted Garden)

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Thursday, December 8, 2016

25 Pack Vegetable Seed Give-Away 2016: Join my FB group WINNER was PICKED 12/15/16



25 Pack Vegetable Seed Give-Away 2016
(Just Type the Words 'Enter Me' in Comments for a Chance to Win)

WINNER was PICKED 12/15/16

Join my FB Group Called Grow It Cook It Eat for a chance to win 25 packs of seeds. Just join, find the 25 Pack Seed Give-Away post and just say enter me in the comment section. Yep I am looking to bring members into my group and figured a seed give-away would be fun.



On December 15th I will randomly draw from new members of this group. Thanks so much for joining and inviting people. I am working on my seed starting videos this weekend for this group. And... please add your own videos and pictures to the group as it adds to everyone's experience.

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Gary (The Rusted Garden)

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