Monthly Archives: November 2021

#TreeTuesday: Osage Orange

The Osage Orange, Maclura pomifera, is a native to a narrow belt in eastern Texas, southeastern Oklahoma, southwestern Arkansas, and the extreme northwest corner of Louisiana. But it has been introduced and has become naturalized throughout much of the eastern United States, including Virginia.

Photo of Osage Orange fruit; November 15, 2021. Photo by: E.R. Olsen, Virginia Cooperative Extension, CC BY-SA 3.0
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It’s time to plant garlic!

It’s easy to plant garlic in the fall!

Garlic can also be spring planted, but needs to be chilled first (refrigerate for at least 8 weeks before planting in spring). Garlic plants need to reach an adequate size before day length increases in the spring, which triggers bulb formation, so plant as early as possible in spring.

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