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Briana Yablonski

Briana is a gardening professional with a BS in Plant Sciences focusing on Agroecology. She’s worked in a soil science lab, taught children about plants at an environmental center, and spent over five years working on diversified, organic vegetable farms throughout the East Coast. In 2019, she started her own market garden called Under Foot Farm.

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Gardening Tips

Is Baking Soda Safe for Plants?

You may have heard that household baking soda can treat plant disease, deter pests, and improve the soil. But is this true? Join farmer Briana Yablonski to learn whether baking soda is safe for plants.

Close-up of a man's hands pruning a ripe cucumber plant with an elongated green fruit and large, wide leaves with a coarse texture and jagged edges, using gray pruning shears.

Vegetables

How to Prune Cucumbers for a Bigger Harvest

If you’re growing your cucumbers on a trellis, get ready to prune. Removing leaves and stems may be scary, but trimming your plant can lead to healthier plants and bigger harvests. Farmer Briana Yablonski will share how to prune your cukes for maximum results.

Bindweed, With an aggressive vining growth habit, develop climbing vines that allow the plant to easily scale fences and overtake other plants.

Plant Problems

How to Get Rid of Bindweed: 7 Pro Tips

With an aggressive vining growth habit and robust rhizomes, bindweed is one of the toughest weeds to remove from your garden. Join farmer Briana Yablonski to learn some expert tips on how to rid your property of this pesky plant.

Close-up of a metal raised bed with growing young seedlings of kale and Snapdragon flowering plants with a drip irrigation system installed.

Raised Bed Gardening

How to Set Up Irrigation for Raised Garden Beds

If you’re tired of dragging a garden hose or lugging a watering can every time you want to water your raised beds, consider adding an automated irrigation system. Farmer Briana Yablonski will share how to set up a drip irrigation system so you can easily water your raised beds.

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Vegetables

How Much Sun Do Cucumbers Need?

If you want to enjoy crunchy, homegrown cucumbers this summer, make sure to provide your plants with enough sun! Join farmer Briana Yablonski to learn how much sun cucumbers need to thrive.