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Finally, a tomato plant that works for us

Or maybe two. My friends, may I present you  TomatoMountain Merit F1 2014 AAS Regional (Heartland) Vegetable Award Winner  on the left and the Tomato Chef’s Choice Orange F1 2014 AAS National champion Vegetable Award Winneron the right. Since 1933,…

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Inexpensive stink bug trap

Source: http://www.vtnews.vt.edu “A Virginia Tech team of researchers has proven that homemade, inexpensive stink bug traps crafted from simple household items outshine pricier models designed to kill the invasive, annoying bugs. Researchers from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences…

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Notice: be aware of frost damage at the big box store.

As you probably realized this week, we had many days of temperature around the freezing point. At one time, here in central Maryland, the water in the potholes froze. We surveyed the frost tender plants at some of our local…

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My new toy: broadfork

The first time I heard about, it was in the Eliot Coleman’s Four Season Gardening booka few years ago.  A broadfork is a big fork used mainly to break the soil and improve aeration and drainage by leaving the soil…

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The travelling GIEI show!

These words are not mine but from Jon Traunfeld* as a reaction to the picture below and its description.  “As you can see on the picture, Donna and I taught the GIEI gospel outside of Maryland.  Today we were at…

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Pint size cantaloupe

Look what I harvested!  It’s a Minnesota midget cantaloupe.  Looks like, tastes like, smells like the real thing but it’s all in a pint size.  This 2 serving size heirloom melon is ideal for a large container or small garden…

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Aaargh! Squirrel!‏

You feed them, take care of them and the day you miss bringing them lunch they bite the hand that feeds them.  They stole all our Grimes Golden apples which, by a twist of fate, were the same size and…

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