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Groundhog Day version butterfly!!!

This is our version of Groundhog Day: Imported cabbageworm butterfly day!  Found this guy in our living room, this morning, looking for a place to warm up.   According to Wild Maryland 101 blog spot: “They are very common and…

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Some guys don’t give up!!

Fresh harvested broccoli head. 

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Tigger Melon

From Armenia, this heirloom seed is a member of the cucumis melo var. inodorus like the honeydew.  Very fragrant with a firm texture, these one pound melons are often confused because of their colors with the Rich Sweetness 123 –…

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Pattypan squash

Pattypan squash, also known as  sunburst squash, cibleme in Cajun French , pâtisson in French and Europe, white squash, scallopini, scallop squash, granny squash, custard marrow,  custard squash or button squash is a North American native squash.  Member of the…

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Year of Leafy Greens: It’s not always in the garden

Often when we think leafy greens, we think about kale, collards, cabbage etc…  But outside of your garden, some leafy weeds like dandelions, nettles, or purslane,  when picked young and without any chemicals added, are tasty too.  If you move…

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It’s time to bag apples.

Cunning plan?  Maybe.  The idea of bagging apples with paper or plastic bags to protect them from fungus and pests, to help them to develop a bigger size and a sweeter taste sounds foolish but it’s not.  In fact, some…

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Kale in a salad box

   Why would a person grow kale in a salad box to show to people during Grow It Eat It spring classes, a Master Gardener vegetable class and, as pictured above with my lovely wife, for the Montpelier Herb and…

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