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By Garrett Okrasinski My collard greens have always been awkward. Ever since they sprouted they were either leggy, crooked or had small leaves. I have tried everything to straighten and fatten them up, but I eventually grew to love their “character”. They fed me throughout late summer and fall, tasting better as the frost came. […]

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It’s Thyme!

Right now is a great time to harvest thyme.  To harvest this useful herb just take your kitchen shears and snip off bunches.  I usually trim off the top three inches and make sure to leave a lot of the plant intact; if you clip off too much you can kill the plant. You can […]

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My daughter Helen has been attending College of Wooster in Wayne County, Ohio.  The academic year is almost up so I took a quick trip to help her pack up and visit Amish country in the spring.  This past winter was one of the hardest and longest in memory so everyone was glad to see […]

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Help the Food System

By Garrett Okrasinski If you needed an extra kick to start a garden or maintain your existing garden, I recently stumbled upon a few facts that may provide you with the needed motivation. They sure did for me! In doing some research for a project on food access, I came across a report “Recommendations for […]

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I had a chance to visit the Beacon Food Forest yesterday.  The forest and the P-Patch are in full bloom with promise of a great harvest to come.  This was my first visit to the site in a while and is pretty amazing to see what the volunteers have accomplished. The forest is a seven […]

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Cabbage Worms

By Garrett Okrasinski Sitting at my desk today, I looked out horrified to see two white moths flying around. “Cabbage moth” “Cabbage butterfly” or Pieris rapae, though some may think they look beautiful flying around the garden is actually a huge pest. Cabbage moths get their name from its notorious munching on your cabbage, broccoli, […]

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Flowering Rhubarb!

By Garrett Okrasinski Last year I planted a new rhubarb plant and excitingly awaited for it to grown large enough to make my favorite strawberry rhubarb pie. However, I was upset to hear that rhubarb take at least a year until it is large enough and producing beautiful stalks for consumption. So patiently I tended […]

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So what is all this rain doing to your garden loving heart?  Are you just itching to get out and plant something?  Well here are some ways to calm that itch through indoor seed starting, using Reemay floating row cover and setting up some plastic covered hoop beds. Now is a good time for cold season starts and, if […]

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Seed Starting

Here’s some more information on starting seeds.  Right now is a great time to get seeds going for warm season crops like tomatoes and for cool season crops that need a little boost like collards.  While cool season crops can be direct sowed soon I find that doing starts let’s me get a bit of a […]

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This year’s warm weather has brought the flowers out in full glory.    

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