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Gather Ye Rose Hips

June 1, 2018

Some rose species, such as Rosa rugosa, R. glauca and R. pomifera, produce large, edible fruits called rose hips that are high in vitamin C. All three are easy to grow (even from seed) and are hardy throughout Maine.


What’s in Weed-n-Feed Lawn Products?

June 1, 2018

Many homeowners don’t realize that the “weed” part of “Weed-n-Feed” lawn treatment products relates to herbicides – weed killers such as 2,4-D, which can harm children, adults and pets.


Steamed Weeds, Anyone?

June 1, 2018

An article on advocates for a $23,831 Weedtechnics steam machine to control sidewalk weeds. A licensed pesticide applicator is not needed to operate the machine.


A Simple, Strong Fence Corner

June 1, 2018

I happened to meet a U.S. Forest Service engineer who worked on fences and structures for range lands. He introduced me to a fence corner that had been tested in both the United States and Australia that outperformed other designs with multiple posts and cross and angle braces.


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