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CALCIUM AND CHITIN….WHY TOMATOES LOVE LOBSTER!

March 16, 2015
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All plants (especially tomatoes) need calcium to produce strong cell walls, which in turn help to protect the plants from attacks by pathogens which cause disease. In addition to fighting disease, calcium is also essential for enzyme activity, plant vigor and metabolism. One of the biggest plagues to tomato plants is blossom end rot. This […]

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March In The Garden

March 5, 2015
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March in the Garden by Sue Lavallee   March Madness has an altogether different meaning for me. It has nothing to do with sports and everything to do with the start of a busy and sometimes overwhelming opening season in the garden! There’s so much to do! I’ll break the chores down into 2 categories […]

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February in the Garden

February 8, 2015
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Now is a good time to order fruit plants from mail order companies. Be sure to select recommended, disease-resistant varieties whenever possible. When purchasing bare root plant stock, make sure that your requested shipping date falls after the ground has thawed. If you have room for several varieties, stagger the fruiting times. For instance, if […]

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Mold in Potting Soil

January 7, 2015
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Mold spores are present in all soil and when the soil stays too wet, the spores will germinate and mold starts to grow. I’ve had this issue in the past, especially in the wintertime. Winter conditions in my home were the perfect storm for this situation until I took some action. I used to have […]

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January in the Garden

January 2, 2015
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There’s nothing like a snowy New England season to get me in the mood to go shopping for seeds at my local Garden Center. Most of the vegetable seeds I purchase are the time-tested and reliable varieties that I have grown for many years; however I am often tempted to try the newer offerings that […]

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December in the Garden

December 1, 2014
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After the ground freezes hard, I mulch perennial and bulb planting beds. The mulch will prevent heaving during the alternate freeze and thaw cycle. Apply 2 to 4 inches of shredded bark mulch, Dark Harbor enriching mulch, Schoodic composted manure or Cobscook garden compost, if not done already. Consider covering your strawberry patch with evergreen […]

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How Lobster Compost is Made

April 2, 2013
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The story behind how we make Quoddy Lobster Compost at Coast of Maine is truly fascinating! We don’t know of any other compost produced with such high quality residuals and careful attention to the composting process. In this article, I share our special recipe and teach you a little about the steps for making great […]

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Compost is Beyond Reproach

October 20, 2012
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At Coast of Maine we come across occasional articles in regard to tainted compost. We asked our co-owner and resident compost expert, Pete Bottomley, to give us his thoughts. Enjoy the read! Is your compost safe? To me, this is such a sad question. The natural process of composting is a miracle of biological complexity […]

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You May Have Tilled…Until You Read This

April 17, 2012
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Imagine a typical American farm. What do you see? Plowed fields! All those millions of acres of professionally farmed lands can lead us to believe that tilling is the best practice. Unfortunately, this is an example of conventional wisdom misguiding us. Large scale commercial farms destroy the soil through tilling, fertilizing and applying pesticides. The […]

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