Monthly Archives: September 2015

Haystack of Needles

It has been raining two things since Thursday night.  Raindrops and pine needles. Going into my second fall as a North Carolina gardener, I have started calling them Piedmont sand because they are a pain to clean up and get … Continue reading

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Fall Garden 2015

As I plan and finish planting my fall garden this weekend I have to give a shout out to the tomatoes, red bell peppers and serrano peppers that don’t seem to care that it is the middle of September and … Continue reading

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Nature v Nature

I planted a second run of squash and zucchini in early August and they are faring much better against squash vine borers and squash bugs but two of the plants, the acorn and spaghetti squash have an aphid problem. I … Continue reading

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Farming the Burbs

Two of my great passions collided earlier this week when a colleague forwarded a recent REALTOR® Magazine, July/August 2015 issue article about the “emerging real estate niche” of backyard agriculture. My day job that I absolutely love is in the … Continue reading

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