Monthly Archives: May 2014

Opossums: Good or Bad for the Garden?

It’s tough being an opossum. Resembling an oversized rat with coarse gray fur, a long hairless tail, a toothy sneer and long snout, the opossum is unlikely to win any beauty pageants. Lumbering awkwardly in the night, foraging through garbage … Continue reading

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Churn Baby, Churn: Homemade Strawberry Chocolate Ice Cream

When I was six or seven, I had a revelation. An ice cream revelation. Like most kids, I was a fan of the cool, creamy delight that is a scoop or two of ice cream on a summer day, but … Continue reading

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Tomato Cages 411

If you are growing tomatoes this year, you’re not alone. Easy to grow in containers or in the garden, tomatoes are the single most popular crop for the home-grower. No matter what type of tomato you’ve chosen to grow, providing tomato plants with structural … Continue reading

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How to Store Fresh Strawberries

I grow a few strawberry plants every year, and the best berries of the season are usually those picked in the yard and eaten as I survey the garden, anticipating a summer of luscious, homegrown crops. Growing strawberries at home is a pleasure I … Continue reading

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