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Eat Your Weeds!

by Karen Geiser, Lehman’s Hardware Foraging for wild greens is an age-old practice, and here in Ohio, it’s the perfect time of year to grab a bucket and take a hike to search for supper ingredients. WHAT WEEDS SHOULD I EAT? While you wait for your garden seedlings to grow, you can take advantage of the […]

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Paper Gardening: How To Grow A Successful Garden Now

by Patrice Lewis, Lehman’s Hardware January and February – traditionally the coldest, bleakest months of the year – have one highlight, something like the gardener’s version of the swallows returning to Capistrano: the arrival of seed catalogs in the mail. The timing of these catalogs is no accident. Amidst the snow and wind, these beautiful, […]

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A Heritage to Farm | Part 2 of 3

[Note: start from the beginning of this memoir series here.] By Tom Reese III A woodpile sits just outside the back door, firewood soon to be rendered useless because Spring is on the horizon: birds are singing their songs, the creek is running pretty well after a few showers, and thunderstorms are on the forecast. The […]

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