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5 foods its cheaper to grow – MSN Money

http://articles.moneycentral.msn.com/SavingandDebt/SaveMoney/5FoodsItsCheaperToGrow.aspx A good primer for first-time gardeners, who are unsure of what to grow. Admittedly, I still want to plant potatoes (specialty fingerlings, anyway) just to be able to say I’ve grown them, but they’re bang on about the other “cheaper to buy” crops. If you really want a return on your garden investment, plant […]

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Your Choice Tomato SASE! Get Six Varieties for Free.

http://wintersown.org/wseo1/YourChoiceTomatoSASE.html Free tomato seeds for the price of a SASE? What a great idea. To use a rather appalling analogy, tomatoes are the cockroaches of the gardening world. The seeds can be kept in circumstances that counter all seed-keeping logic, they will grow in almost any soil type, and even the worst-tended plant will result […]

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MAPLE SYRUP IN THE CITY – Tapping Our Urban Bounty! | Aviva Community Fund

http://www.avivacommunityfund.org/ideas/acf4137 A local winfall-produce group is organising a program to tap Toronto's maple trees. One of those headsmack ideas that makes you wonder how no one has come up with it before now.

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Hemp – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hemp Most of the Stumblers commenting on this article are of the 420 persuasion. In my usual status as lame-o, I’m more interested in the potential of hemp to affect heavy-polluting industries like paper and clothing. Sadly, it’s still considered an illegal crop in the US, apparently thanks to the selfish politicking of William Randolph […]

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New! The Growing Challenge Advanced Edition – From Seed To Seed! | One Green Generation

http://1greengeneration.elementsintime.com/?p=703 It has been exactly one year since we officially launched The Growing Challenge. And now it’s time to add some spice. So this year, we’re adding a twist for a new advanced level that goes something like this: Grow a new crop from seed this year, nurture it organically, and then successfully harvest enough […]

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Honeycomb – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honeycomb I attended a beekeeping seminar tonight, and got to hold a frame full of capped honeycomb. The smell was one of the most amazing things I’ve ever experienced: Not as sweet as a jar of honey – almost like a perfume. It’d be worth the stings and the sweat of cracking open a hive […]

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Wild Front Garden | You Grow Girl

http://www.yougrowgirl.com/thedirt/2008/07/09/wild-front-garden/ WANT! doesn’t begin to cover how much I covet this lush front garden. No sterile “lawn”, lots of twee little flowers, and a mass of green. Bonus points for being partially edible, entirely beautiful, and not requiring a single pass with the lawnmower all season.

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New Year’s Eve – New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/31/opinion/31mon3.html?em&ex=1199336400&en=317504e47aed2415&ei=5087%0A Yet more reasons to love the NY Times: “Fluff” pieces like this. It’s not “news”; more somewhere between editorial and poetry. A sort of General Studies for adults, making us more well-rounded human beings. Bring it on. It’s worth standing out in the snow just to savor the anticlimax of midnight, just to acknowledge […]

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http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/photos/popupV2.asp?SubID=458&page=7&GTitle=Day%20in%20Pictures&pubdate=12/19/07 When I have my farm, all of the animals will be dressed like this. Possibly with tutus as well.

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Rocky Mountain locust – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rocky_Mountain_locust Anyone reading the Little House on the Prairie series will probably remember the locust incident with particular vividity. In On the Banks of Plum Creek, the family’s homestead is ravaged by a cloud of locusts that arrive in such numbers they blocked out the sun. I’d been wondering why such invasions no longer make […]

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