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Growing Wisdom
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 ...

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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...

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Strawberry season arrives in New England
Fri, 05 Jun 2015 08:53:01

Strawberry season has arrived, and this year the strawberries in the Northeast are ripening with particularly strong flavor. Over the past couple of days, I’ve tasted some of the first strawberries at Lookout Farm in South Natick. The fa...

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Weather Wisdom
Downpours this morning, possibly more storms this afternoon
Wed, 01 Jul 2015 07:32:10

Two frontal systems are moving through the area this morning. The first is a warm front and this will be followed this afternoon by a cold front. The showers and storms associated with the warm front are more organized and will leave a...

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It's generally a nice week ahead for vacationers
Mon, 29 Jun 2015 07:18:19

With July 4th on Saturday, this might be your summer vacation week. If it is, you did reasonably well picking it, but if you like heat and humidity, you should have waited until sometime later in July or early August.

He...

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Temps stay cool as winter-like nor'easter ends
Sun, 28 Jun 2015 09:55:17

Sometime in the middle of the night, I awoke briefly to the sound of a tree coming down. Over the past several years, between Irene, Sandy and various winter storms, many of the dead or dying elm trees around the property have fallen. La...

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