Monthly Archives: June 2009

Who’s been eating your plants?

Our production editor Tom DeSchriver came in with a question. “What’s eating my plants?” My first response was slugs, since I haven’t seen Japanese beetles yet. But when I brought the leaves in from his morning glory and bean plants, I admitted I didn’t have a clue. But I knew who did — the best [...]

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Crazy for power tools

In honor of Father’s Day I want to visit the fascination people have with power tools.   I never understood why guys have to have tools. I admit I have a pretty fancy computerized sewing machine that embroiders and does fancy quilting stitches. But you still have to sew straight. Some days I do, some [...]

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Slugs and snakes and summer is just starting

Can you believe slugs are out already? I was out checking the dahlias and noticed that some are gnawed already. Sure enough, there were the slimy creatures. Last year I suggested beer in plastic containers. You cut a hole the lid, they fall in and die. But I’ve been reading about other methods.  This one [...]

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Sprouts from the Gouger Garden

The dahlias are planted and we’re still pulling weeds. And no we haven’t gotten mulch yet. We’ll be busy with my niece’s wedding in Binghamton and a baby shower Sunday, but after that it’s back to the dirt. Still while we’re watching the weeds grow (isn’t rain awesome?) I can share a few snippets from [...]

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