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It's time to dig tender bulbs for storing over winter.

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It's time to dig tender bulbs for storing over winter.

 

Winter will be here before you know it. If you have tender bulbs in the ground, you’d better dig them soon to store indoors. They won’t survive freezing temperatures. Here's how.

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If You Catch A Snakehead Fish, Kill It

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If You Catch A Snakehead Fish, Kill It

 

There's no gentle way to say this. If you catch a snakehead fish, kill it. That's the word put out on the street by the USDA and various state agencies.

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Wildflowers Help Fruit and Vegetable Pollinators

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Wildflowers Help Fruit and Vegetable Pollinators

 

Karla Arboleda recently published an article in Vegetable and Specialty Crop News, Wildflowers Help Watermelon Pollinators. In it, she reports, on conclusions reached by Miriam Jenkins, a graduate of Clemson University’s Wildlife and Fisheries Biology program. "For greater fruit quantity and quality, growers can use wildflowers to attract watermelon pollinators."

 

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After The Storm - Birding Opportunities You Won't Believe

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After The Storm - Birding Opportunities You Won't Believe

 

As much as we hate them, hurricanes can make a bird-watcher’s dream come true. Powerful winds send birds from distant locations far north along coastlines, or even inland. You might even find some rare species from Africa or the Caribbean in your own backyard. So, get outdoors and scout for birds before the wind dies down!

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After The Storm - Effects on Pollinators and Pollination

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After The Storm - Effects on Pollinators and Pollination

 

The two obvious characteristics of hurricanes are very strong winds and heavy rainfall. Gardeners affected by direct hits are immediately concerned with the devastating impact upon their gardens. But there are other less obvious, but important consequences – pollinator injury or displacement, and pollination degradation.

Hurricanes can have long-term effects upon gardens the likes of which we’ve never much considered before. Considerate gardeners should try their best to restore their gardens as best they can in the wake of a storm.

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