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Week of August 1, 2022

When harvesting squash this season, keep in mind that butternut and acorn squash are ready to harvest when their skins become hard enough to resist scratching from your fingernail.When harvesting squash this season, keep in mind that butternut and acorn squash are ready to harvest when their skins become hard enough to resist scratching from your fingernail.

Onion tops should be left on until completely dry if you plan to store them.

Preserve extra produce or share with family and friends.

Freeze clean blueberries on a baking tray before pouring them into a storage container.

Now is the time to plant crops like lettuce, beets, and carrots for fall harvest.

Dig, divide and move daylilies after they’ve finished blooming.

Visit local public gardens to get ideas for landscaping with new or underused plants. Click here for a list of our favorite gardens in Massachusetts!


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