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The impact of our incredible sun

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

The impact of our incredible sun

There are few people that are more aware of the changing amount of sunlight each day and corresponding temperature drops than us in the gardening crowd. Sure, pilots, public safety professionals, and snowplow drivers all are keenly...

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Thursday, December 11th, 2014

Pardon my French …

I don’t know how it came to be that “French” became a metaphor for “colorful” language (as though usual and decent conversation and expression isn’t colorful enough in its own right!), but I heard this expression as late...

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The gardening season is over — or is it?

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

The gardening season is over — or is it?

For most of us home and hobbyist gardeners, the season is over or pretty close to it. Some cool-weather crops, such as summer-planted cabbage, Brussels sprouts, carrots and spinach are possibly still around, but for the most...

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Whatever happened to the family table?

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

Whatever happened to the family table?

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day. Families will gather across the land to celebrate the day, as will those Americans living outside the U.S. or deployed in the service of this country, to enjoy some great camaraderie and seasonal...

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Don’t miss out on benefits of backyard poultry

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

Don’t miss out on benefits of backyard poultry

If you think about taking a trip to a farm, what are some of the first images that come into your mind’s eye? I’ll venture that chickens roaming around the farmyard, scratching for food in the soil,...

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There’s no such thing as a common potato

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

There’s no such thing as a common potato

It probably won’t surprise you much to learn that the potato is the most consumed vegetable in the American diet. The tomato is its nearest competitor. These two account for over 50 percent of vegetable consumption in...

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Give your gardening tools with the care they deserve

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

Give your gardening tools with the care they deserve

Unless you have implemented season-extension strategies that allow you to garden for several more weeks, this gardening season is rapidly winding down. The light is softer due to the sun’s lower angle in the sky, and there’s...

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Going back to Eden with deep-mulch gardening

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

Going back to Eden with deep-mulch gardening

For those that have followed my articles here in the Garden Spot, you’ve read my strong endorsement for the use of mulch many times. The more I’ve gardened, the more I’ve come to believe that if there...

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There’s no better time than now to plant garlic for next year

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

There’s no better time than now to plant garlic for next year

Garlic is one of the most adaptable and easiest crops to grow and does quite well in our area. Where we live, it’s best planted in the first part of October. It can be planted a bit...

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Is it really worth a hill of Beans?

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

Is it really worth a hill of Beans?

Alas, the poor bean. To a large portion of the populace, our legume friends are associated with being down on one’s luck, or possessing something that is of very little value. Having to eat “on the cheap”...

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