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Monday, March 25, 2019
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  • Home & Garden: Growing in Boxes
    Two years ago I found five Earth Grow boxes at a yard sale in Florida. For those unfamiliar with this gardening system, these boxes look like large plastic window boxes but come with a plastic screen that fits inside, creating a ...
  • Forget the corned beef or Irish stew, the Guinness stout cake or green desserts. This year we’re going with lots of bacon, cabbage and potatoes for Paddy’s Day recipes, with one lamb dish tossed in for good measure....
  • It’s likely that many gardeners first became interested in growing a plant from a seed when they stuck some toothpicks into a giant avocado pit, set it over a jar of water, and watched as its roots snaked downward and a stalk stretched ...
  • Planning for and dreaming of the upcoming garden season makes the lingering winter and slow spring go by a bit faster, especially when thinking about flowers — their colors and textures, their wonderfully differing scents. There’s also ...
  • When buying snacks before the recent Super Bowl (such a snore!) I found the ultimate in politically correct chips. The bag containing Forager Project’s Cheezy Greens described its contents as free of gluten, dairy and corn, non-GMO ...
  • Starting your own garden seedlings is practical on many fronts: getting the exact variety you want, knowing how well the young plants were raised and cared for, having so many plants you can swap with friends or give to a neighbor ...
  • When the wind chill reaches minus 20 or worse, it’s time for something chocolate for your Valentine. You can purchase gourmet truffles or perhaps an avocado toast white chocolate bar, but the best choice is a treat made right at home. . . .
  • There are more than four seasons if you live in Maine, or just about anywhere in northern New England. There are the traditional four — summer, fall, winter, spring, and there are the add-ons such as mud season and Indian summer. . . .
  • It’s possible that I’m the last person on the planet to not be cognizant of forest bathing. On the off chance that others may be in the dark, I thought a bit of information on the subject would be of interest, especially to gardeners, who find . . .
  • Last week I?discussed flower seeds new to the market this year, primarily additions to the cutting garden. This week, I’d like to share some varieties that would be colorful additions to an edible landscape as well as in a pollinator garden. . . .
  • Nothing chases the winter doldrums away like flowers. A bright bouquet on the kitchen counter, a sweet-scented flowering houseplant or a trip through a greenhouse to breathe in some moist, earth-scented air all seem to lighten . . .
  • The past year, with unprecedented wildfires, hurricanes, tornadoes, floods and windstorms, was a discouraging one. The report by 13 federal agencies, released in late November, warned that by the end of the century the . . .
  • If you’d like to combine a kids’ craft project with making some last-minute gifts, birdseed cottages, ornaments or pine cones make a good project for an afternoon. These gifts for bird lovers are inexpensive to make and, tied with some . . .
  • Gardeners are easy to shop for any time of the year: many of the items they need are used up, worn out, or have gotten to the stage where they should be thrown out before the next season. A recent rummage through my own basket of . . .
  • No matter how many iPads, Kindles or smartphones are found under the tree on Christmas morning, a book is always welcome, a still center in what can be an over-amped day of celebration. Who could resist the urge to pocket . . .
  • While no one leapt up from our Thanksgiving table to rush out to the pre-Black Friday sales, there was some desultory conversation involving gifts and shopping. I wish I could buy everyone on my list a live green or blooming plant to bring . . .
  • My favorite post-Thanksgiving snack? Wing tips. I just love chomping on those dried-up bones, nibbling off a few crispy bits from ones that escaped the stock pot. Around here you have to move fast to get a bone to gnaw on, as the . . .
  • Thanksgiving is such a straightforward holiday. It’s pretty much all about the food. No gifts, no costumes, no parades or coloring eggs. While it’s true that if you have guests it’s also about clean sheets for the guest room and at . . .
  • By now, temperatures are regularly dipping below freezing and cold autumn rains with (gasp!) even a snowflake or two mixed in make venturing into the garden less than appealing. But if you haven’t cleaned up all your spent perennials . . .
  • With one pumpkin-studded holiday behind us, and one coming up later this month, it’s an excellent time to figure out a way to incorporate some of that carotene-rich vegetable into some recipes. Whether you’re ready to eat those small . . .
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