7 eco-friendly, budget-friendly ways to stay cool at home without A/C Running the air conditioning all day is not only harmful for the environment, but it can be expensive. by Sam Schipani 10 hours ago10 hours ago New research warns against overharvesting fiddleheads by Sam Schipani June 29, 2020June 29, 2020 With drought conditions in Maine, now is the time for private well owners to conserve water by Julia Bayly June 28, 2020June 27, 2020 Here are 7 ways you can reduce plastic during the pandemic by Sam Schipani 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 SAM TRIESTHINGS When these trees couldn’t be sold, they were donated to become new orchards instead by Sam Schipani What first-time growers need to know before planting ornamental plants by Sam Schipani FROM FARMTO KITCHENTABLE Being at home has been a reckoning with how I cook — and eat by Sarah Walker Caron This is the easiest bread you can make by Sarah Walker Caron rusty metalfarm This cat stowed away on a military cargo plane. Now some humans are trying to help it get home. by Julia Bayly With Pride events canceled, this younger brother stepped in to throw his brother a parade by Julia Bayly RECIPES Lentil and orzo salad a perfectly light summer meal by Sandy Oliver How to make homemade noodles by Sandy Oliver What to cook with rhubarb this weekend by Contributed FOOD You’ve tried dilly beans. Now try dilly fiddleheads. by Sandy Oliver 5 ways to eat healthier during the coronavirus This easy cake recipe doesn’t need eggs, milk or butter to satisfy your sweet tooth If you just bought a bunch of dried beans, here’s what to do with them GARDENING Maine is in a dry spell. Here’s what gardeners need to know to protect their plants. by Julia Bayly When radishes don’t form bulbs, there can be several causes This is the biggest mistake first-time gardeners make when mulching What to consider when choosing organic mulches CLEANING 8 uses for hydrogen peroxide by Sam Schipani What you should know about cleaning with hydrogen peroxide FARMING This is what a trip to a pick-your-own farm in Maine will be like this year by Julia Bayly How a program that teaches veterans to farm pivoted during the pandemic Spring in Maine means it’s time for baby animals to arrive at farms Maine ag operations see unprecedented demand amid coronavirus concerns Read this before planning a backyard pool this summer There are some easy, temporary options available for having a pool in your own yard — and they won’t cost a lot or be a complicated, time-consuming thing to have. These early season pests can ruin any Maine garden The beginning of the gardening season is thrilling for new and experienced gardeners alike. However, it is also a time when tender seedlings can be extra susceptible to pests. How to choose the right mulch for your yard An excellent tool for weed management and moisture retention in the garden, mulch comes in many price points and varieties. But which one is right for your yard? If you like foraging for fiddleheads, you’ll love looking for Indian cucumber Though they are not as culturally ubiquitous as fiddleheads, some Mainers have been foraging for Indian cucumbers their whole lives. Jazz up your summer drinks with this easy rhubarb syrup Rhubarb isn’t just for cakes, pies, muffins or straight-up stewed sweetened sauce in a dish any more. Let’s hear it for imbibing the stuff. What you should know before drinking apple cider vinegar for weight loss There is a growing body of research about apple cider vinegar for weight loss, but what does it mean? How to make your own mulch at home Though some store bought mulches are expensive, there are several mulching materials that you may be able to find in your garbage can or recycling bin. How to safely hold a yard sale during the coronavirus pandemic There are things that yard sale planners — and attendees — can do to make sure their event is pandemic friendly. An out-of-stater’s guide to vacationing in Maine during the pandemic If you are coming into Maine this summer, here are a few things you need to know. How to choose between black plastic and landscape fabric to eliminate weeds Every gardener knows the feeling of being so frustrated with the weeds in your plot that you just want to smother them. Well, good news: You can. Farm-to-table dining takes on new meaning amid coronavirus pandemic For some, the challenges have turned into opportunities — and new customers. This simple trick could rid you of your weed woes for good One preventative strategy could rid you of your weed issues forever, as long as you employ a bit of advanced planning. What you should know before you take a flamethrower to weeds Don’t let anyone convince you the gardening is all grandmas and fresh produce: sometimes there are flamethrowers involved. Here’s how you can tell if you’re watering enough or too much If you are a first-time gardener, it can be difficult to tell if you are watering your plants enough — or too much, as the case may be. Mainers clean their fiddleheads in many unusual ways Nothing says springtime in Maine quite like freshly foraged fiddleheads. Load more posts Loading… Something went wrong. Please refresh the page and/or try again.