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The Onion Family

The Onion Family

With a pretty heavy heat spell sapping the energy of a whole lot of folks in the United States, I thought it might be a good idea to kick off today’s column with a song. You know, to try to ...

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The Brassica Family

The Brassica Family

OK, before we get started on my regularly scheduled column, I’ve got a confession to make – I don’t have all those extra television stations on cable or satellite. Some of my friends and neighbors wonder how I can possibly ...

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The Nitrogen Bomb

The Nitrogen Bomb

Thankfully, our street was spared the brunt of the recent storm damage that roared through other sections of the South. Cleanup in our neck of the woods mostly involved picking up scattered small branches and the occasional shingle. Our thoughts ...

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Shady Vegetable Gardens

Shady Vegetable Gardens

Most people envision their gardens as being in full sun all day long, and yet there may be some of us that have more shade in our yards than full sunshine. Is it still possible to have a vegetable garden? ...

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A Break From Gardening…

A Break From Gardening…

Hello everyone! I hope you’ve all been well since my last article.  The last few days were a little frightening for me.  You see, I live in the Raleigh, North Carolina area and we had some very serious storms and ...

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Organic Container Gardening

Organic Container Gardening

Apartment dwellers and those with limited space for growing a garden should think container gardening! Any area that gets six or more hours of sunlight daily can be used for your gardens. Windowsills, balconies, a doorstep, or a patio will ...

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A Garden Puts Money In Your Pocket

A Garden Puts Money In Your Pocket

Will you save money by growing your own food?  I think the answer is pretty obvious—YES!  It’s like asking, “Is it less expensive to cook your own food at home or go out to dinner?”  Well, unless you want cheaply ...

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