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Meet Our Regional Reporters

Lisa Colburn

Lisa Colburn is a crazy gardener, great cook and author of The Maine Garden Journal.

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Kate Copsey

Kate also hosts the popular radio show "America's Home Grown Veggies" heard every Saturday on American's Web Radio.

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Katie Elzer-Peters
 

Katie Elzer-Peters is the author of Beginner's Illustrated Guide to Gardening, Carolinas Fruit and Vegetable Gardening, Southern Fruit and Vegetable Gardening,  and many others books. 

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Steve Asbell

Steve Asbell is an illustrator, the author of Plant by Numbers and blogger of The Rainforest Garden.

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Gardening Tip of the Day

  • Terra cotta pots and planters aren’t cheap, but if kept in good condition, they will last for many years. To preserve terra cotta, at the end of the season empty the pot and clean with soap and water. Allow it to dry thoroughly, and store in a dry place. To prevent stacks of pots from cracking or breaking, wrap each pot in a thick layer of newspaper before stacking. If a pot breaks, save the broken shards and use to improve drainage at the bottom of other pots.