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Western Fair, September 7-16, 2018
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Western Fair, September 7-16, 2018

The Western Fair will bring London over 50 rides, fair food, animals, entertainment, concerts, and booths. Stop by to ask garden-related questions from the London Middlesex Master Gardeners. See you at the fair!

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Become a Master Gardener

Would you like to become a Master Gardener? It's fun and rewarding! London Middlesex Master Gardeners are trained volunteers who provide unbiased advice and expertise to encourage successful and sustainable horticultural practices for home gardeners.

Ugly leaves may mean disease -Onions, Cucumber, Melons, Tomatoes and more!
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Ugly leaves may mean disease -Onions, Cucumber, Melons, Tomatoes and more!

Many of our vegetable diseases first appear to us as ugly leaves with blotch marks or a white coating. These marks can warn you about a big problem you should correct quickly or may just be relatively minor blemishes. The trick is to know which is which and what to do about it! Here are three great infographics to help you understand foliar diseases that affect edibles such as Onion, Squash, Zucchini, Melon, Cucumber and Tomatoes.

Water Wise Gardening
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Water Wise Gardening

Reduce your costs. Don't waste a precious resource. Stop dragging garden hoses around for hours every few days. Here are some steps we recommend to conserve water and still have a great lawn and garden!

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Gardening Apps

For those gardeners who have smart mobile devices, there's a massive amount of information now available to you 'on the go'. This can be particularly helpful when trying to identify plants, pests or weeds.

Here are a few links to applications to get you started. Do your research to find the best and least expensive options. Most apps have been tested and reviewed or rated by other gardeners so that's a good place to start.

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Gardening Questions

Have a gardening question? Email us your question, include pictures if available and one of the Master Gardeners will answer your gardening question.

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Attracting Pollinators

Pollination is not just fascinating natural history. It is an essential ecological function. Without pollinators, the human race and our ecosystems would not survive.

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Starting Seeds

Seed packages usually identify how many weeks ahead of average last frost date to start the seeds. Count back from that frost date for each type of seed. Start hardening off for 1-2 weeks after this date and keep a close eye on the night temperatures. May 24 is a safer date for actually planting out.

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Top Ten Myths about Tree Care

Most homeowners treasure the trees on their property but know little about how to care for them. Much of what we have heard about tree care is actually incorrect, based on myths and misconceptions.

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When is the best time to apply Horticultural Oil?

Horticultural oil is an ideal remedy to deter overwintering pests. The best time to apply it to woody plants and shrubs is before the buds break and leaves open but you also want the little pests to be active, not hiding, so wait until temperatures warm up to above zero for at least 24 hours.

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Book a Master Gardener

London Middlesex Master Gardeners are a non-profit group of volunteers operating locally since 1985. Our mandate is to provide unbiased gardening advice and expertise to encourage successful and sustainable horticultural practices for home gardeners.