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2016

Year: 2016

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by: ChristyACB

A Theme of Complaint

“Every man may be observed to have …some peculiar theme of complaint on which he dwells in his moments of...
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by: James Golden

The Philosopher Shrugs

It was a sorry tomato season.  Never really hot enough.  Too rainy.  For the first time in a long time,...
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by: Sandra

Bill Best Knows Best about Wonder Beans

Kentucky has a long distinguished history of seed selection and preservation. Before Bill Best got serious with heirloom green beans...
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by: gemma

Have Scythe, Will Farm

I recently woke up with a badly aching right elbow. In fact, I could barely use my arm. Must be...
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by: Deborah B

Japanese beetle traps—a reconsideration

Japanese beetle courtesy of Shutterstock To trap or not to trap? That is the million roses question, isn’t it?  Conventional...
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by: Sterling

Home Depot’s Leaf Bags and their Eco-Terrible “Tips”

I’m seeing lots of leaf bags in my neighborhood, like this collection from just one neighbor’s yard.  Though I was...
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by: sit on grass mower

Gardening via Groupon

Drinks are not included. For the past few years, I’ve been seeing Groupon offers for Paint Nites, where (usually) a...
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by: Amy Murphy

A Bantam Fan

  Tiny roosters watching over tiny hens I like having bantam hens for the same reason that I like having...
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by: Monish

Home-Canned Tomatoes: A Tantalizing Taste of Nature in Winter

Yellow pear and Black Krim varieties grew well in my garden last year. Both were delicious eaten fresh and also...
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by: Mischelle

Rosemary Up the Ass and the Stinking Hellebore

  Mary Vaananen, a Jelitto Perennial Seeds colleague, emailed sad news on my first day in Florence, Italy. Judith Tyler...
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