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Steamed Weeds, Anyone?

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June 1, 2018

An article on Fosters.com advocates for a $23,831 Weedtechnics steam machine to control sidewalk weeds. A licensed pesticide applicator is not needed to operate the machine.

A Simple, Strong Fence Corner

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June 1, 2018

I happened to meet a U.S. Forest Service engineer who worked on fences and structures for range lands. He introduced me to a fence corner that had been tested in both the United States and Australia that outperformed other designs with multiple posts and cross and angle braces.

Bean Up

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May 31, 2018

Looking for a long season of picking green beans? Try planting pole beans.

Shade Trees Add Cool Values

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September 1, 2016

Remember those sweltering days of last July? Beedy Parker, a MOFGA member, recalled on one of those days an article she had written for the Camden Herald in 1989 encouraging people to plant trees to cool and cleanse the air.

Freezing Grilled Pepper Strips

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September 1, 2016

When I harvest peppers in the fall, I roast some on my outside grill, seed them while they're still warm, and put the slippery product into a big bowl in the refrigerator to freeze the next day. I use a vacuum bag sealer, and I was wondering how I was going to get these slimy things into the bag. Using a food-grade plastic cutting mat that was a little narrower and about 2 inches longer than the bag, I cut a section of the mat to fit into the bag an inch or so. Then I piled peppers on the exposed length of the mat. I slid the peppers and mat into the bag, coaxing wayward pieces and then tipping the mat upright and pulling it out. This made a messy job a breeze.

– Adam Tomash

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