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A Bed to Bed

When it starts to frost, it’s time for me to cover the strawberry bed and my new garlic shoots with some airy, insulating mulch. For all the time I’ve lived here in Maine, the time of the first frosts has coincided with the fall of pine needles from white pine trees nearby these beds. Pine […]

Spring in the Garden after a Long Winter

I don’t have to tell you that we had a long winter (although a review of global climate data will tell us that such a winter was typical a generation ago). I just want to share two of the little subtle joys coming with the remarkably quick spring. Just two weeks ago we had snow […]

Organic Tests Better For Soil and Human Health

A yummy new study compares organic strawberries with strawberries grown on industrial farms. […]

Strawberry Economics

Growing the strawberry plants may require some more patience, but in the long run, it brings me a lot more satisfaction than that three dollar little plastic carton of berries from the supermarket. […]