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Jul 9, 2014 — If you always end up killing your house plants, this week's innovation pick may help. This new microfarming appliance grows produce indoors with just seeds, an electrical outlet and a little water.
Apr 5, 2014 — More and more city dwellers are trying their hand at urban gardening. Most know to be wary of lead in their soil, a report finds, but they're clueless about how to avoid other types of contaminants.
Dec 16, 2013 — A woman in Miami Shores, Fla., is suing her town after it forced her to remove vegetables from the garden in her front yard, which she had tended for 17 years. She's being backed by a a national public interest law firm, but the town says it's a long-standing zoning ordinance that won't be overturned.
Dec 3, 2013 — The space agency has announced plans to grow turnips, basil and cress on the moon by 2015. The experiment could be good news for astronauts sick of their freeze-dried fare. But researchers say the real goal is to see if humans could one day live — and farm — on the moon.
Oct 29, 2013 — Older people who are active every day appear to lower their risk of heart disease and death by almost a third, even if they're not doing the kind of exercise that breaks a sweat. Gardening and puttering around the house qualify. And don't overlook berry-picking, a popular pastime in Sweden, where the study was done.
 

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Local Flavors: Todd Moe keeps it homegrown in this series focused on eating locally, and on sustainable agriculture and gardening.

Crisis Bug Management for the Garden

David Sommerstein has this week's chat with horticulturalist Amy Ivy of the Cornell Cooperative Extension. We talk with Amy Ivy every Monday this summer.  Go to full article

Summer Gardening: Keeping the Soil Moist During the Dry Months

Todd Moe talks with Amy Ivy, horticulturist with the cooperative extension service of Clinton and Essex counties, about watering tips during hot, summer weather. How much is enough?  Go to full article

Summer Harvest

With recent heat and rain, things are happening fast and furiously in the garden. The lettuce and beets seem crowded even after they?ve been thinned and picked, broccoli is on the verge of over-ready, and herbs are crazy. Martha Foley talks with horticulturist Amy Ivy about the need for some serious intervention.  Go to full article

Summer Gardening and Bugs

Bugs gardeners need to worry about, and tips on what to do with horticulturist Amy Ivy.  Go to full article

Commentary: The Early Summer Garden

The garden is full of promise in early summer, even, or perhaps, especially, the amateur's garden. Elle Berger is enjoying growth with order, so far.  Go to full article

After Spring Blooms Fade

Martha Foley and Amy Ivy talk about tidying up after the spring blooms. What to do with iris, lupines, poppies, all those plants that flower early and are fading away.  Go to full article

Theatre Review: The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden, in its musical incarnation, is currently running at the Thousand Islands Playhouse in Gananoque. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng recently...  Go to full article

Garden Damage Control: Too Much Water, Too Much Wind

Martha Foley talks with horticulturist Amy Ivy about the aftermath of summer storms on the garden.  Go to full article

Gardening in the Rain

Martha Foley talks with horticulturist Amy Ivy on gardening in rainy weather,including the effect rain has on fertilizers, organic and non-organic.  Go to full article

Get Growing: Spring Gardening in the North Country

Martha Foley continues her series of Monday morning gardening chats with horticulturist Amy Ivy.  Go to full article

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