Fiddleheads and asparagus make this Maine spring primavera special Fiddleheads are true Maine primavera vegetables. by Sandy Oliver, Taste Buds May 11, 2021May 11, 2021 Tips for growing hot peppers in cold climates by Sam Schipani May 11, 2021May 11, 2021 How to properly pull weeds by Sam Schipani May 9, 2021May 8, 2021 Grubs have done a number on Maine lawns. Here’s what to do about it. 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, Taste Buds 6 ways to make DIY seedling containers to start your plants by Sam Schipani FOOD Maine’s iconic food businesses are getting creative to meet your pandemic needs by Lori Valigra Inspired by chili verde, this pork chop meal is easy and flexible cooking Portland’s food truck scene looks ready to boom after a rough year Here are all the food trucks that will be opening in the Bangor area this summer GARDENING How to plan a cut flower garden by Sam Schipani Belfast gardeners join forces to plant a million daffodils in the city There is lead-contaminated soil in Maine. Here’s what you need to know before you plant. 10 things you can do right now for your garden CLEANING Here’s how to get spilled milk out of nooks and crannies by Julia Bayly Combining these common household cleaning chemicals could make you sick or worse 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 FARMING Farmer-ish is a new ‘home’ for farmers to tell their stories by Bangor Metro Try these alternatives to wood for creating a chicken coop US farmers finally see better outlook after difficult few years Maine farm that uses fish poop to grow crops year-round is expanding RECIPES These bran and oatmeal muffins are a great way to start the day by Sandy Oliver, Taste Buds This corn pudding recipe from Brownie is ripe for tinkering by Sandy Oliver, Taste Buds This zesty pasta sauce is the dish you want to try this weekend by Sandy Oliver, Taste Buds Maine’s dog tick population is exploding this spring It appears a relatively mild winter, last summer’s dry conditions and the overall hardiness of the tick itself created ideal dog tick conditions. 6 things to do before you list your house for sale Measures like deep cleaning, decluttering and conducting routine maintenance may seem small, but they can help you to get more potential buyers — and more money — for your house. A chlorine shortage will make it harder to clean your pool this summer It’s going to cost you more than double to keep your freshwater swimming pool sanitized this summer over last year, experts say. ‘Clean cannabis’ program wants more Mainers choosing pesticide-free pot The process of becoming — and staying — a MOFGA Certified Clean Cannabis producer is rigorous, and the organization continues to struggle with outreach and consumer demand. You’re going to love nibbling on this saucy chicken dish It’s delicious no matter when you eat it. Sometimes your chicken lays a ‘water balloon’ egg. Here’s what that means. A soft-shelled egg is one where the yolk and white is covered by a thin, soft membrane instead of a hard shell. Don’t throw out those broccoli stems. They can be eaten in a lot of ways. That scrumptious stem can be used in many tasty ways. If you care about the planet, decide what to do with your body when you die As in many other places, there is growing interest in Maine about more sustainable ways of handling bodies after death. How to choose the best fertilizer for your garden Knowing which and how much fertilizer to apply is important for both plant growth and the health of the local environment. Beavers can be a valuable wildlife management partner on your homestead When it comes to designing wildlife habitat, there are few things more efficient than a beaver. How to make a capsule wardrobe for summer in Maine If you want to be sustainable and stylish but are overwhelmed by your options, a capsule wardrobe might be the way to go. Your closet’s hidden gems can reduce your wardrobe’s environmental footprint Plus, “shopping your closet” is a great way to refresh your style on a budget. How to make cut flowers last longer There are a few steps you can take when you’re choosing, collecting and presenting your cut flowers to ensure your bouquet lasts as long as possible. How to shop sustainably for children’s clothing Though buying the least expensive clothing possible might seem practical, the environmental impact of mass-produced children’s clothing, like with modern fashion in general, is significant. Now is the time to prepare your pets for when you leave them for the day If your pet won’t respond well to you going away for hours at a time, it’s better for your pet, you and your home’s furnishings to address it now. Load more posts Loading… Something went wrong. Please refresh the page and/or try again.