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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

  • Trees can be safely planted in the fall until about 4 to 6 weeks before the ground freezes. When planting, make sure the hole is at least twice the size of the tree’s root ball. Loosen root ball and spread out roots before planting so roots are encouraged to grow outward. Stake younger trees to withstand winter winds using a loose fabric or piece of rubber hose to avoid injuring bark. Avoid using wire that can cut into the trunk as the tree grows. Add a few inches of mulch around root zone of the tree, but keep mulch at least three or four inches away from the base of the stem to prevent rot. Add some slow-release fertilizer in early spring.