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Why the new Rutgers tomato is a sell-out hit with gardeners

The Rutgers 250 is a retro tomato, harking back to a 1934 variety developed by researchers at Rutgers University. This variety of tomato is so-named because this year is the university's 250th anniversary.

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Is it too soon to ‘spring’ into gardening in NJ?

It might feel like spring this week, but experts say you might want to hold off on planting a garden.

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Putting the Garden in ‘Garden State’

'Tis the season to be planting, especially in New Jersey! If you’re thinking of planting a vegetable garden, now is the time to stop thinking and start planting!

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Before You Plant Impatiens..Read This

Every year I have planted impatiens around my front yard dogwood tree.  Not this year.

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Gardening in the Garden State — Snow Peas

St. Paddy's Day marks the start of the growing season for gardeners across New Jersey.  It's a tradition to plant snow peas. It just makes sense, they are green, they don't mind the cold weather, and

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Flickr - Photo by jeff-golden
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Garden Tips for the Garden State – Planting Trees

This week's gardening tips come from a listener's question. Sandy from Middlesex asked:
Chris, I have been planning to put in some new trees around the yard, but figured it was getting too late in the year to do so...

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Flickr - Photo by hummyhummy
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Garden Tips for the Garden State – Growing Grass

In New Jersey, September is really the best time of year to seed your lawn. The seed will come up and thrive in the cooler fall weather. Plus, there's no worries of the impending summer heat threatening

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Flickr - Photo by tanvach
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Garden Tips for the Garden State – September at a Glance

September is a busy month in the yard and garden. Here's the first of our monthly gardening checklists which give an overview of what to look out for and what you can start doing for each upcoming month.

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Flickr - Photo by dyogi
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Garden Tips for the Garden State – Fall Gardening

It’s the last week of August and that means it’s time to get your fall veggies in the ground. Beets, Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Lettuce, Radishes and Spinach not only do these guys tolerate the approaching cooler weather

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Flickr - Photo by photofarmer
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Garden Tips for the Garden State – Picking Tomatoes

Every year it's the same thing, I forget just how long it takes for those tomatoes to ripen up.  I'm stuck in tomato limbo, waiting patiently for any sign of red.

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