Buzzing Bees and Lush Perfume Herald Spring’s Arrival

These easy to grow small trees generally provide fruit through the cooler parts of the year, and given their high vitamin C content, and it's use in prevention of colds and flu, the winter bounty they provide is timely. However, by planting a range of different cultivars within each species, you can lengthen your harvest period extensively.

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Goin’ Up The Country – Our Treechange Story

So why would two otherwise intelligent forty-something’s go into partnership with another couple, choose to live with them under the same roof, have the husbands walk away from seemingly good employment with nothing firm to go to, with none of them having any previous farming experience save for a trained urban horticulturalist? This must be some mighty strong dream we’re following.

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What’s the Hottest Stuff For Natural Pest Control?

The technique is relevant to developed countries seeking alternatives to banned synthetic pesticides such as methyl-bromide, as well as poor farmers in developing countries who often have few alternatives for controlling serious diseases in their crops

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What’s Organic About Organic – are there any easy answers?

'What's Organic About Organic' tells the story of the organic farming sector through six individuals who are all involved in differing aspects of the organic community. Covering the story from farm fields to government meetings and industry trade shows , the film delves into the debates that have arisen as a grassroots agricultural movement evolves into a booming international market.

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Who is Mary Washington anyway?

I love fresh asparagus. And the thought of growing our own, for us and our CSA shareholders sends a tingle down my spine. Now I knew that the planting bed for the asparagus needed special preparation, and given that these guys produce for 20 years once they are in place, it makes sense to put in a bit of extra effort.

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Rhubarb and Nana’s delicious crumble

I must confess that my green thumb can be tracked back to my grandfather, a consummate gardener and grower of great vegetables. So it is with some reverence and joy that we planted our rhubarb bed out on the weekend, as while Pa grew the vegetables, Nana made a great rhubarb crumble, and always loved eating it too.

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