How to save tomato seeds When you get a really amazing tomato, you should consider saving its seeds for future planting seasons. by Sam Schipani 8 hours agoAugust 13, 2020 This blueberry cake will melt in your mouth by Sandy Oliver August 13, 2020August 13, 2020 Those dark spots on the bottom of tomatoes are blossom end rot. Here’s what to do about it. by Sam Schipani August 13, 2020August 13, 2020 Maine’s berry crops are threatened by hordes of this invasive insect by Julia Bayly 3 essential watering tools for beginning gardeners by Sam Schipani These are the must-have gardening tools for first-time gardeners by Sam Schipani Pull that can of pumpkin from the back of the cupboard and whip up these cookies by Sandy Oliver 6 ways to make DIY seedling containers to start your plants by Sam Schipani FOOD Erin French of renowned restaurant The Lost Kitchen is getting her own TV show by Emily Burnham Noted Portland restaurant Drifters Wife closes permanently because of pandemic Foodies rally to save one of Maine’s few West African restaurants amid the pandemic New Mediterranean restaurant set to open next month in downtown Bangor GARDENING Gardeners should look for and destroy tobacco hornworms munching on tomato plants by Julia Bayly How to choose gardening shoes 7 green ways to improve your yard Here’s why you should let your lawn get a little wild CLEANING Combining these common household cleaning chemicals could make you sick or worse by Julia Bayly Here are 12 things you should be disinfecting that you probably forgot If you can’t find what you need at stores, here’s how to easily make your own cleaners I tried to make homemade dish soap. Here’s how it went. FARMING Credit union launches program to pay farm closing costs by The Associated Press This fruit tastes like a cross between a blueberry and raspberry, and a Maine farm is turning it into syrup and beer This is what a trip to a pick-your-own farm in Maine will be like this year How a program that teaches veterans to farm pivoted during the pandemic RECIPES Why your next cooking project should be herbal vinegar by Sam Schipani How to cook when it’s too hot by Sandy Oliver How to ‘chef up’ your ramen noodles by Sandy Oliver These 12 memoirs will inspire your own Maine homesteading journey Whether you are looking to live vicariously through someone else’s life story or hoping to find inspiration for your own homesteading journey, here is a range of incredible memoirs from homesteaders in Maine. This insect spins webs that can leave Maine trees looking ‘nasty’ The good news is that the trees may look unsightly, but they will live. How to dry herbs Drying is a great way to preserve fresh herbs and have them on-hand year-round for use in the kitchen and beyond. How to start prepping If storing and stockpiling a couple months’ worth of food and supplies sounds intriguing, here’s how to get started. How to attract dragonflies to your yard Attracting any of the over 150 species of dragonflies in Maine to your yard is not only healthy for local ecosystems, but also provides endless potential for observation and entertainment. How to keep deer out of your garden Gardens are basically a bottomless salad bar for deer. How to get your kids to wear their masks properly When it comes to wearing masks, especially as the school year nears, getting your kids to don face coverings is a matter of public health. If you’re spending more time out on your deck this summer, here are ways to create shade Too much sun hitting that deck can turn even the best of times into a scorching nightmare forcing you inside and out of the heat. Tips for line drying your laundry from Maine’s homesteaders Maine may not seem like an ideal place to line dry clothing because of the humidity and the icy winters, but Mainers have found a way. What we know about the mysterious seed deliveries in Maine and 27 other states Maine is one of many states where residents have received mystery seeds in the mail they didn’t order and that appear to come from China. These home improvements have the most bang for the buck There are easy, cheap home renovations that will add a lot of value to your home. Suspicious seeds arrived in this Belfast woman’s mailbox in early June Agriculture officials suspect the mass mailings may be part of a marketing scheme aimed at bolstering sales numbers for whatever company is behind sending the packages. What to do if you have an unexpected rooster in your flock Roosters have their place when it comes to defending flocks of hens or fertilizing eggs in a breeding program. Why you should plant a tree If you want to help support your local ecosystem, the easiest way to do so is planting a tree. The Eastern chipmunk is an enemy to cucumbers in Maine this summer The small rodents cause damage to gardens as they dig their underground burrows in which they live and store food. Load more posts Loading… Something went wrong. Please refresh the page and/or try again.