Tag: Gardening

Dig for Victory 2020

Undated – Dig for Victory 2020 is an empowering response to the coronavirus crisis. People across the world are scared, anxious and uncertain of what will happen next. Dig for Victory 2020 addresses these concerns head on by bringing people together to focus on something we can control – our gardens. More links Dig for

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Obituary for Dr. J. Brent Loy

Undated – Brent’s career as a professor at the University of New Hampshire spanned over five decades. During that time he created the longest running cucurbit breeding program in the United States, and released over 100 commercial varieties of squash, pumpkins, and melons that are grown across New England, and throughout the US and beyond.

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How to sanitize garden containers

August 19, 2020 – By Sam Schipani, Bangor Daily News – Summer may feel like it’s in full swing, but Maine is mere weeks away from cold weather and, more importantly, the end of the growing season. As we pack in our containers to use for next year, it is important to sanitize them to

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Pest Report – August 14, 2020

August 14, 2020 With the hot sunny summer we’re having (please rain…), winter squash development has progressed quickly for many. Make sure that your squash is truly ready for harvest to ensure peak flavor, thanks to the research of Brent Loy, who sadly, recently passed away. One caveat that isn’t mentioned in the squash entry

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Local organizations promoting food access with seedlings

July 23, 2020 – Bangor Daily News – Over the past months, a number of local farms, along with the Merrymeeting Gleaners and the Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust (BTLT), have been working together on an ambitious project to collect and distribute hundreds of seedlings to dozens of food access programs across the southern midcoast region. More

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The Renegade Winter Gardener of Austria

June 12, 2020 – By Klaus Sieg, Reasons to be Cheerful – When his lettuce survived an early frost, Wolfgang Palme realized he’d discovered how to grow vegetables all winter long. Now he wants you to do it too. More links The Renegade Winter Gardener of Austria

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