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Fish Factor: Research details fish bycatch; Alaska ranks second
A first-ever accounting of bycatch in U.S. fisheries has been achieved by federal scientists in a user-friendly report that aims to set a baseline for the accidental takes of fish, marine mammals, seabirds and other creatures by fishing gear. The National Bycatch Report, based primarily on 2005 d...
Jul 02, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Garden Gate: Golden chain trees: pretty, poisonous, practical
Today’s trip to the Credit Union 1 bank reminded me of one reason why I enjoy this time of year: the cascading yellow flowers of the golden chain tree. And blooming at the bank’s front door is a stunning specimen. Native to the mountains of southern Europe, from France to the Balkan Peninsula, th...
Jul 02, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Garden Gate: The story of the bleeding heart flower
In 1846, Robert Fortune (plant explorer extraordinaire) purchased a live bleeding heart plant at a nursery in Shanghai China and sent it back to the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew with a note saying he thought this plant would become very popular with gardeners. Sure enough, within five years the p...
Jun 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Garden Gate: Rekindling your relationship with radishes
After you eat the last pickle from the pickle jar, slice a bunch of radishes and toss them in the juice. Cover and store them in the fridge. In a week you’ll have the best tasting pickles, ready for dressing up salads or spicing up your favorite sandwich spread. This is just one way to rethink ra...
Jun 18, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Garden Gate: Island looks forward to getting the blues
One of the first plants to get nabbed at the garden club’s annual plant sale is the blue poppy. After all, nothing raises an eyebrow faster than something that’s out of the ordinary: a camel strolling in downtown New York or a red balloon in a certain movie. Goofy scarecrows and blue flowers dema...
Jun 11, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Garden Gate: Strategize to beat cutworms, root maggots
I’m not growing potatoes this year. Instead, I’m devoting more space to carrots and beets. I like potatoes — love them, in fact — but you can’t juice them. I’m also growing more turnips, the small, golf ball-sized Hakurei turnips. They round out a salad — no pun intended — and the greens provide ...
Jun 04, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Garden Gate: Stake, cinch, tie: Recycling in the garden
Scores of blogs, websites, books and workshops are devoted to showing you how to put used materials to work in the garden. Some ideas are ingenious, while others are more trouble than they’re worth. Here are a few ways to reincarnate everyday items. Practical or silly? You be the judge. Following...
May 29, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Garden Gate: Rain vs. tap water: The debate continues
Most gardeners in the UK would rather give up afternoon tea than water the garden with tap water. Rainwater is king, and it’s not because they usually have plenty of it. According to Garden Organic (gardenorganic.org.uk), the UK’s leading organic growing charity, we should be harvesting as much r...
May 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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