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Wednesday What’s New: Operation Sunflowers
Written by Heleigh Bostwick    Wednesday, 22 January 2014
sunflowers radiation mitigation
Japanese scientists have planted sunflower seeds on farmland in three locations near the Fukushima Nuclear Power plant in hopes of reducing radiation in the soil.

Tuesday Tools & Products: Smart Pots
Written by Heleigh Bostwick    Tuesday, 21 January 2014
Smart Pot
Used by commercial tree growers for over 20 years, the Smart Pot is a soft-sided, fabric container with enough rigidity to hold its shape—perfect for container gardening at home too.
Monday Melange: Golden Alexanders
Written by Heleigh Bostwick    Monday, 20 January 2014
Golden Alexanders
Golden Alexanders are lovely yellow wildflowers native to the eastern US that thrive in moist meadows and woodland gardens with moist soils and are a source of nectar for many beneficial insects.

Friday Five: 5 Tips for Buying Seeds
Written by Heleigh Bostwick    Friday, 17 January 2014
seed packets
Are heirloom seeds and organic seeds the same thing? If you’re confused about what all those words mean on your seed packet, you’re not alone.

Thursday Tips & Techniques: Weed Blocking Flowers
Written by Heleigh Bostwick    Thursday, 16 January 2014
weed blocking flowers
Researchers at Cornell University discovered that quite a few flowering plants such as lady’s mantle and moss phlox are good at blocking out weeds in the garden.

Wednesday What’s New: Rainwater Harvesting and Your Roof
Written by Heleigh Bostwick    Wednesday, 15 January 2014
Metal roof collecting rainwater
Wondering what type of roofing material is most suitable for collecting rainwater for indoor domestic use? Then keep reading….

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