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Harvest time!
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Enjoying the last weeks of summer always includes harvest for the gardener. Tomatoes are ripening, peaches are ready, local sweet corn is available, green beans, zucchini and other summer squashes - the variety is endless. Keep your harvest picked, so plants will produce more, and remember to keep the weeds down so you can see the fruits of your labor!

Pests can be a problem, too - everything from bean beetles to raccoons that take bites of almost perfect veggies. There are many commercial products for pest control, but an organic spray for beetles that can help is made up of common household products:

1/2 gallon water 1 T. dishwashing liquid 1/4 c. vinegar 2 t. cayenne pepper flakes

Mix together and spray on leaves and pests.

Community Garden Resources

Farmer's Market

Visit the Farmer's Market for fresh, seasonal produce and garden plants.

1105 Northside Boulevard
South Bend, IN 46615

Open Year-round

Tuesday & Thursday, 7:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Friday, 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. (May through September)
Saturday, 7:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Purdue Master Gardener

The Purdue Master Gardener Program provides residents of Indiana with training in a variety of horticultural subjects. Participants in the program then volunteer to serve as gardening educators in their communities. Local contact information is available on the web.

Community Gardens of Michiana

Are you interested in starting a garden in your neighborhood, or participating in one that's already going? Contact Community Gardens of Michiana for more information!

Definitions & History

The Wikipedia has some fascinating information about gardening and its history

Last updated: -- Mrs. B March 4, 2010

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