Lackawanna County Master Gardener News

Cacao (Theobromae cacao)-Potassium deficiency-Scot Nelson-Flickr.com-2.0
Did this Summer’s Heat and Drought Impact Your Landscape?
Sep 26, 2016
Mean temperatures in July 2016 will go down as the warmest on record, not just for July, but for any month dating back to the late 1800s when we began recording temperatures...
 Trees: 3 Trees by Chris_Parfitt/Chris_Parfitt on flikr.com CC BY 2.0
Planting Young Trees Improves Property, Community and Health
Aug 15, 2016
Our busy lives are so stressful and we are all trying to stay healthy, but eating right and exercising might not be enough...
Blossom-end rot: blossom end rot by Mark/ eggroll(dot)org on flikr.com CC BY 2.0
Wide Fluctuations in Water Contribute to Summer's Blossom-end Rot in Plants
Aug 8, 2016
One of the current issues plaguing the home gardener right now is blossom-end rot...
Growing Garlic
Jul 11, 2016
Garlic is planted in the fall but local farmers’ markets are starting to open now and that is a great place to purchase the garlic you will plant in October.
Photo caption: Yellowing of lower leaves with brown " halo target" marking from Early Blight. [USDA]
Vegetable Pest Update
Jun 21, 2016
There are several pest problems that are either already present or are expected in local gardens.