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What would you say if I told you that the world’s leading sellers of lawn fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides suggest mowing leaves into your lawn as a way to improve nutrition, add organic material and promote disease resistance? You can … Continue reading
Frost is forecast – here is a quick list of you NEED to do and what you SHOULD do. What you NEED to do: Pay your bills in order to avoid late fees. Prepare supper. I recommend soup or stew … Continue reading
Finding Asclepias tuberosa or Butterflyweed seed pods is relatively easy. Getting the seeds without a load of the white “silks,” however, can be a bit more difficult unless you know how to open and hold the pod for seed saving.
This is half of our potato crop. At home we grow them in potato “bags” made of polypropylene. At schools and other places we grow them in storage containers with holes drilled in them. One great thing about this method … Continue reading
Now is the time to harvest and quickly preserve lots of parsley for winter soups (and soup stocks). Sure, parsley will survive much cooler weather, but as the daylight wanes and cooler daytime temps become the norm, the aesthetic appeal … Continue reading
Composting rarely kills off all tomato and squash seeds. This is one reason that municipal yard waste programs don’t want you to place your pumpkins in yard waste. If you don’t want the “volunteer” tomato and squash plants that pop … Continue reading
This is a follow up to the recent post “maple leaves falling and we’re all going to die.” Turns out, stories of our imminent death may have been premature. I was able to contact Professor George Hudler of Cornell for … Continue reading
Every other year we typically get a great apple harvest from our Gala tree. What you’re looking at is this year’s harvest, in a plastic bag in the trash can.
I’ve received a lot of questions about the diseased Maple leaves falling early and whether they’re safe to compost. I’m terrible at this whole “don’t give an answer right away in order to drag readers along” so here’s the short … Continue reading