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  • Black gold and the story of us

    Black gold and the story of us
    Black gold – that's what people sometimes call crude oil. The term, actually, was first used to describe coal. Either way, it's an apt metaphor. Oil, coal and natural gas are fossil fuels that represent the most elemental source of human wealth:...
  • March: Things to do in your yard and garden

    March: Things to do in your yard and garden
    Here are things to do in your yard and garden, courtesy Smithfield Gardens, Route 17, just 7 miles across the James River Bridge; contact the garden center at 757-238-2511 or www.smithfieldgardens.com Early March is one of the best times for pruning, but...
  • Practicing the permaculture he preaches

    Practicing the permaculture he preaches
    Marshall Willoughby could pass for a homeless man as he sips coffee outside a neighborhood bar in his adopted hometown of Gary, Ind. His eyebrows are wild and bushy, his worn clothes flaked with sawdust and spotted with grease. But the passers-by from...
  • HRSD to stop making Nutri-Green

    The Hampton Roads Sanitation District will stop making Nutri-Green, a popular lawn and garden fertilizer made from locally treated sewage. HRSD also canceled plans to build a $45 million composting center in York County designed to make the product,...
  • Mushrooms annoy but don't hurt lawns

    Question. My neighbors and I have a problem with mushrooms in our lawns. Where did they come from and can they be controlled? Answer. Some folklore says this is the spot where the devil churned his butter — but what we all should know is that...
  • November in the garden

    Almanac Average temperature: High 79. Low 59. Rainfall: 2.32 inches The moon 1. Moon phases •First quarter: Nov. 2 •Full moon: Nov. 10 •Last quarter: Nov. 18 •New moon: Nov. 25 2. Moon-sign planting dates •Above-...
  • Caterpillars love to chew on broccoli

    Question. Some chewing pests are working on my young broccoli. I put down snail and slug pellets. Is there anything else to do? Answer. Use a flashlight to look for the snails and slugs at night or try to spot them early in the morning. These pests do...
  • Cannas need to be dug up and stored for winter

    Cannas need to be dug up and stored for winter
    I planted cannas this year for the first time. Do I have to dig up the bulbs and store them for the winter? We hope they haven't turned to mush yet. Cannas are tropical. In mild or sheltered areas of zone 7, you can get away with cutting the cannas...
  • Spring-flowering bulbs: Dig ... Drop ... Done makes it easy planting, great flowers

    Spring-flowering bulbs: Dig ... Drop ... Done makes it easy planting, great flowers
    Spring-blooming bulbs seem like such a miracle. Pop the little bulbs into the soil in fall and like magic, richly colored flowers emerge in early spring, often before the snow has even melted from the ground, according to Rebecca Holton with Home...
  • Amaryllis for holidays? Plant bulbs in mid-November for bloom at Christmas

    Question. We received amaryllis bulbs from a catalog supplier. When do we plant them, and what is the care needed to have them in bloom for Christmas? Answer. Give these bulbs about six weeks to grow a little and then open their first blooms. If they are...
  • Chicken companies shouldn't 'own' their farmers' manure

    As an Eastern Shore chicken grower, like most others chicken growers and farmers, I was pleased to read recently in The Baltimore Sun of a study that indicates that after years of work, progress is being made in reducing the size and duration of...