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Published in Livin'
Wednesday, 04 May 2016 09:56

Major cabbage for a major cabbage

BELFAST - Tanner Carson may only be in the third grade but he's already got a green thumb that would make any horticulturist jealous. The student from the Captain Albert Stevens Elementary School in Belfast recently participated in the Bonnie Plants Third Grade Cabbage Program and won $1,000 for growing an impressive 28 pound cabbage.

Published in Style
Thursday, 28 June 2012 07:24

There's still time to grow a garden

We finally planted our vegetable garden this past weekend. I was getting anxious because I hear gardeners say Memorial Day is the "do or die" critical garden planting day as if it was written in stone. However, we've had some really chilly days and nights (mixed with some heat as well) and the month of May and first two weeks in June simply didn't pan out for us to plant it.

Well, it sounds like a good excuse.

My husband built the raised bed about a month ago and my son finally picked up the compost last week. It was becoming a 'do it now or don't do it at all' scenario, so I bought some really nice plants at a couple of local greenhouses. Incidentally, it was actually a great time to get some discounts - $10 got me 13 plants. Area greenhouses begin to shut down by the end of June, so they start to clear out their leftover stock by the second week of June.

Published in The Frugal Edge

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