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A reader, Vicki, wrote recently asking if it's time to start Brussels sprouts indoors, and if so, how? No, it's not time for them yet. But I will start a few things soon. Here are some tips.First, know that most vegetables and flowers only need to … more
"Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right." — Oprah WinfreyAgain, it's the time many of us make New Year resolutions, and scores of these resolutions are personal, like cut down on coffee consumption, eat less or lose … more
Q: We watch the birds at our feeders with much pleasure. Our question is, how and where do birds sleep in this cold weather? We feel sorry for them.— Beverly, EgremontA: There really is no reason to feel sorry for them; winter songbirds are … more
Over the decades, taste has drained out of supermarket tomatoes. Harry J. Klee, a professor of horticultural sciences at the University of Florida, thinks he can put it back in within a couple of years.In this week's issue of the journal Science, … more
If you're looking for a celestial challenge this week, you're in luck. On the night of Friday, Feb. 10, you might want to pay close attention to the full moon as it rises in the east shortly after sunset. If you do, you will be treated to a … more
Q: I thought my bird feeders would be safe from bears by now. Unfortunately, I was wrong and they ripped down my bird feeders on Thanksgiving. Shouldn't they be hibernating by now? -Joyce, Sheffield A: With the second bear hunting season … more
Like gardening? Want to share your skills with your community or family? Master Gardener programs are creating an army of volunteers who contribute hours of stewardship.Specialties run the gamut, although most focus on nutrition. There are Master … more
Q: Would you have a recommendation on what kind and make of binoculars I should buy for bird watching?— ChrisA: I must first share my own experience. From my teen years until say 20 years ago, I never could bring myself to spend more than $75 … more
It's hard to believe that anyone can even tell, but actually, this one's not too hard to spot. Its name is Mira, and it's what astronomers know as a long-period variable star.OK, so it's not really a new star. But it is one that we haven't seen for … more
Q: I wonder just how late our summer birds stay in the fall. For instance, what is the latest?- Jim, Hinsdale.A: Many of our nesting songbirds arrive in April or May and leave in September or October. Although, unless we have banding records, it is … more
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