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My pumpkins’s new friends

Ladies and Gentlemen, I’d like to introduce you to my newest ‘friend’: Public this is pickleworm – Pickleworm, this is public According to the University of Maryland Home and Garden Information Center (HGIC), this pest, a member of the Lepidoptera…

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Apples !!!!

To start, we needed some apples from the tree behind the house. In fact, these apples are just a part of what we used. Next, the apples needed some preparation such as peeling/coring/slicing and removing the stink bug damage. From…

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Oh Yes, she DID!

She came and went wreaking much havoc in her wake. Four of our trees, with the help of a soggy soil, needed to be straightened after Irene visited us Saturday night. The biggest tree of the lot was one of…

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Gingered Butternut Soup

Recently, I picked a small butternut squash from my garden; one of many we have growing freely. The question was, what to do with this guy? We can say the same thing with an apple from one of our apple…

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Watermelon vine going rogue

You know, gardening is experimenting. Sometimes, you have an idea of the result, sometimes Mother Nature surprises you. We know a watermelon plant needs space to grow and to vine on the ground. We transplanted the watermelon plants (3) in…

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Braided garlic

For the fun and to store my garlic easily, I braid them. At home we grow a softneck type. They are mild-flavored rose colored cloves, garlic bulbs bought from a reputable seed retailer. We chose this variety for the storage…

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Growing potatoes but not in-ground ( Part #3 )

What you see on the picture is the result of early blight on potato plants. It’s normal and desired when you grow early varieties of potato seeds. It’s the end of June and it’s time to harvest my Yukon gold…

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