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Summer Garden Update

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Summer Garden Update

Gardener David Grau reviews his summer garden of tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, zucchini, okra, cucumbers, gourds, lettuce and more!

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Pruning Young Tomato Plants

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Pruning Young Tomato Plants

Pruning low branches has two benefits. First, it helps prevent disease and garden pests moving from the soil to the plant. Second, it encourages the upper parts of the tomato plant to spread and produce more.

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How to Remove English Ivy with a Wheel Hoe

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How to Remove English Ivy with a Wheel Hoe

We've received several calls and emails asking if our wheel hoe would be good for removing English Ivy. Turns out that our friend Carla has been working on removing English Ivy in her garden for years.

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Installing Drip Irrigation in Your Garden

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Installing Drip Irrigation in Your Garden

In our new video, David Grau of Valley Oak Tools demonstrates how to install drip irrigation in your garden as a way to conserve water and promote strong, healthy growth of your vegetables.

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Staking Tomatoes with a Valley Oak Tools Stake Pounder

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Staking Tomatoes with a Valley Oak Tools Stake Pounder

David Grau demonstrates the Valley Oak Tools Stake Pounder as a safer, easier way to pound stake after stake into the ground. Your tomatoes will appreciate the support!

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