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The Impractical Gardener- Spring 2016

Last year’s harvest of our lemon tree resulted in two and a half gallons of lemon juice in our freezer. We use it in daily cooking, desserts and in beverages. 553 more words


Growing Things: Simple solutions for fungus and bugs

One of the pleasures of writing this column is that I always feel ‘connected’ to my readers. I ask a question or seek out solutions to a problem and I receive instant replies. 706 more words


Camden County, NC - Growing Things

Random sightings of plants growing in Camden County, NC. Some in swamps, agricultural fields and gardens.

Cat Tails

Swamp Flowers

Soy Beans

Some variety of Sunflowers… 21 more words

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Move plants inside while keeping bugs out

Q: My husband and I like to put our house plants and herbs outside in the summer and then move them inside in the winter. Please tell us how to prevent bringing in bugs, as we don’t like to use chemicals in our herb pots. 705 more words


Dealing with tree deformity and disease

Q: Hi Gerald, our five-year-old Norway spruce trees in the backyard have deformed or brown and curling leaders. We have seen white worms on them that could be weevils. 651 more words



Every good thing is growing right now – this silly Bean, our wonderful garden, my little belly… Seriously, since she started walking, the Bean seems so much older, definitely not my little baby any more!! 228 more words

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