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"Knee high by the Fourth of July" is a catchy rhyme that has long been used as a benchmark by farmers in assessing the progress of their corn crop. If corn has attained that height by the Fourth, it … more
Q: We've seen a family with nine goslings [on Center Pond] — do they gather little ones from other families? — Chris and Bob, DaltonA: Death of one or both parents, or other causes, … more
Though it is still June, the harvest season is well underway. By now, many gardeners have harvested radishes, spinach, leaf lettuce and perhaps even beets and carrots, if they were planted in April. … more
Bug off! No, not you! I am referring to the bugs, or more accurately, the insect pests that are beginning to bug me. Among these are the tiny flea beetles chewing holes in leaves of my radishes, the … more
Q: We have three questions, two from our 7- and 4-year-old boys who spend a lot of time in the outdoors learning all they can about nature. And one from their parents that I will begin with:For the … more
I reached the age of 72 recently and have been thinking about the future. What will my gardens be like when I'm 82? Will I be gardening at 92? I realize I won't always have the strength, stamina and … more
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