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Gardening

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How To Keep The Pests Away From Your Garden

Any gardener worth his or her salt can tell you which critters do the most damage.

05/16/2014

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Expert Shares Tips For Boosting Your Spring Garden

Unusually cold temperatures took a toll on our plants.

05/02/2014

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Grow Your Own Spring Herb Garden

Indoors or outdoors, there are many ways to grow your own fresh herbs. Take advantage of the early Spring weather and start planting your garden today.

04/27/2014

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Students Learn Garden Through “Green Up To Grow Up” Program

The heat and humidity didn’t stop some kids from working out in the garden today. The children took part in an event to promote healthy eating and exercise.

07/16/2013

Summer Garden

Tips for Preparing Your Vegetable Garden This Summer

Are you considering growing your own vegetables to save money and eat healthier? Growing a garden takes some advanced planning, as well as a great deal of time, patience and effort. Utilize these 10 helpful tips to prepare your garden and make it flourish.

05/13/2013

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Does It Really Do That? Pocket Hose

We’ve enjoyed some warmer weather recently, and all the garden stores and greenhouses are filling up with plants.

04/29/2013

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Composting 101: How To Avoid Gnats & Rats

Despite its green reputation, is composting more costly than it’s worth?

04/03/2013

Have Your Black & Gold Garden Featured In New Book

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s “Garden Guru” Doug Oster is looking for people with black and gold themed gardens for his new book. “The Steel City Garden: Creating A One Of A Kind Garden In Black And Gold”.

03/14/2013

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“Awesome Pittsburgh” Helping To Support Entrepreneurial Ventures

Dana Launius and Maria Graziani are co-owners of Healcrest Urban Farm in Garfield. Organic herbs and fruit from the site of a long abandoned strip mine are blended in their herbal tea.

01/31/2013

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10 Tips To Winterize Your Lawn And Garden

Autumn days may be full of falling leaves and crisp weather, but it is also a time to prep your lawn for winter.

11/01/2012

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Artillery Spores Causing Headaches Around Area

Little brown spots are popping up on houses and cars around the area, but it’s not the work of vandals. It could actually be coming from your mulch beds.

06/18/2012

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The Home & Garden Show Guide

Nothing says spring is on the way like the annual home and garden show at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.

03/03/2012

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Rainy Spring Making Tomato Plants More Prone To Fungal Diseases

Last year, gardeners were faced with late-season tomato blight, a fungus that destroyed the fruits of their labor. This year, all the rain is bringing a different kind of tomato fungus.

05/20/2011

Rob and Doug Oster Talk About Tomato Blight

Rob and KDKA’s own organic gardener Doug Oster take some extra time to talk about the tomato blight that is a problem again this year.

06/27/2010