Tag Archives: Spring

  • What Should I Do?
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    Planting Asparagus

    How to get your first aparagus patch in place
    by Phil Williams

    Friday, January 17, 2014, 7:58 PM


    Asparagus is one of my favorite garden plants. It is the first vegetable to harvest in the spring, it’s perennial, and it tastes great. What more could you ask for?

    Most people establish an asparagus patch with bare-root asparagus plants. It is best to plant in early spring as soon as the soil is warm enough to work. I would not harvest any asparagus spears the first season. Just let it grow, and cut it back in the late fall when the ferns go brown. You should be able to harvest the following spring. The herbs caraway and basil make nice companions. I will be seeding in caraway amongst the patch in mid-April and basil after the fear of frost has past. (Video at the bottom of the article)

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  • What Should I Do?
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    How to Plant Bare Root Fruit Trees

    Getting ready for bare root tree planting season
    by Phil Williams

    Friday, January 10, 2014, 5:21 PM


    What is a bare root tree?

    A bare root tree is just like it sounds. It comes with the tree, roots, and no soil. This is extremely beneficial to online shippers, as it makes the trees extremely light to ship. I received three trees from Adams County Nursery that weighed less than ten pounds all together. I would not buy bare root trees from a big box store, as it is hard to know how they have been cared for. It is best to buy direct from the grower if possible. I have had good luck with the trees from Adams County Nursery.

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    Recession Indicators, Part II

    by Chris Martenson

    Friday, April 4, 2008, 9:25 PM


    Are we in a recession, heading towards one, or
    not? The stock market seems unconcerned with the Dow rising 3.2%,
    S&P up 4.2%, and the Nasdaq 4.9%. This collection of news items
    will help you sort this out.

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