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Green jobs will make the economy grow, or so the often repeated mantra goes.

Actually there are fewer green jobs in Delaware now than in 2003 (750 in 2003, 650 in 20111) and significant job growth appears to be unlikely. …

Escrito el 21 Mar 2011

Gardening ...

Here’s your gardening calendar for March.
For the first half of March:
Finish pruning shrubs and ornamental trees, except spring flowering shrubs, before growth starts. Prune spring flowering shrubs (lilac, forsythia, etc.) as soon as they finish flowering.
Finish pruning …

Escrito el 24 Feb 2011

Sussex ...

This week, February 19 through 26, 2011, FFA members in Delaware and across the nation will celebrate National FFA (Future Farmers of America) Week.

FFA is a national organization of 523,309 members and 7,487 chapters from all 50 states, as …

Escrito el 22 Feb 2011

Free ...

Georgetown, DE – The first in a series of free community forums entitled “Energy & You: Achievable, Affordable and Sustainable” will be held on Tuesday, January 25 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the theater of the Arts & Science …

Escrito el 09 Jan 2011

Deicing ...

Last year at this time we were snowed in with the second snow storm of winter and most of us were sick of shoveling snow and the cold weather. In December we had several snow falls, so I thought I …

Escrito el 27 Dec 2010

January ...

For the First Half of the Month:

On warm days, go outside and check your perennials and bulbs to see if they have been heaved out of the ground by freezing and thawing of the soil. If so, press down …

Escrito el 27 Dec 2010

Selection ...

It is hard to believe we just had Thanksgiving holiday and many of us will be celebrating Christmas in a couple of weeks.

If you are looking for a fun family activity and you are planning to use a real …

Escrito el 04 Dec 2010

Sussex ...

Here it is — November already. This article will give you the garden calendar update.

For the First Week of November:

Plant remainder of spring flowering bulbs.
Pull up diseased-free annuals and add to compost pile along with leaves and …

Escrito el 27 Oct 2010

2010 ...

While at the State Fair, the Master Gardeners had several questions about Blossom End Rot on their tomatoes and bell peppers. I thought many of my readers may also be concerned about that and other common tomato problems.

Therefore, I …

Escrito el 09 Jul 2010

Tips to ...

In the yard:

.Water your lawn either in the morning or evening – watering during the day is less efficient because of evaporation. Use straight-edged container, such as a tuna can, to determine how long you need to run the …

Escrito el 08 Jul 2010

June 23 ...

Date: Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Action Day?: Yes

Forecast Discussion:
Wednesday is an Air Quality Action Day in Delaware! Mostly sunny and very hot on Wednesday. Ozone concentrations will reach the Code Orange range across the state.

Extended Forecast:
Hot …

Escrito el 23 Jun 2010

“Happy ...

For the First Week of June:

.Check bedding plants and remove old flower heads to prolong the blooming period. Also, pinch mums for bushier plants.

.Make another planting of vegetables, such as sweet corn and snap beans.

.Thin out vegetable …

Escrito el 27 May 2010