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Growing Wisdom
Local farms are creating new ways to be sustainable
Mon, 20 Jul 2015 12:30:44

When I was about 10 years old, I ended up moving a bunch of frogs from a pond near my house to another pond, because the first pond was being destroyed to make room for new houses. This was all prior to the protection of wetlands we hav...


How to start seeds and transplant them into larger containers
Sun, 21 Jun 2015 08:08:14

Starting your own plants from seed is a very rewarding experience. The idea you can put a seed in some soil, get it to germinate, grow and then put it in the ground is still amazing to me after decades of doing this.

Some seeds ...


Composting is a great way to make your own soil
Sat, 13 Jun 2015 15:40:48

Home gardening has really become a bigger and bigger part of many people’s lives over the past decade. Part of this trend is the desire to grow one’s own food. The graphic below from the National Gardening Association gives us a good i...


Weather Wisdom
Boston reached 90 again with showers coming, but has it really been a hot month?
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 15:21:21

I write a lot about perspective in my blog entries and my thoughts about how we all perceive the weather so differently. Yesterday, I got a tweet about what a humid summer it’s been and another asking when the heat would end. Just a few...


Storms miss most areas this evening
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 14:54:20

"Not much of a breeze today" would be one description of the afternoon weather. With quite a bit of humidity in the air, the lack of air movement makes it feel even warmer. We of course haven’t had a lot of hot and humid days this summe...


Beach weather is coming this week
Sun, 26 Jul 2015 11:50:00

Having just returned from vacation in Canada, where the air was nice and cool, I am not thrilled about the heat coming this week. Nevertheless, for those for whom the lack of heat this summer has been a disappointment, your turn is comin...


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