Monthly Archives: August 2011

Simple Roasted Tomatoes

A farmer here in Vermont once told me to eat one of her just-picked heirloom tomatoes with only a sprinkling of sea salt. She said it would be a life-changing experience — and it was. Freshly harvested plum tomatoes become … Continue reading

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Service and Sustainability

Gardener’s Supply is in business to spread the joys and rewards of gardening. One of the ways we do that is working with groups that teach young people to garden, such as the Green Education Foundation and, locally, at the … Continue reading

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Attract Bug-Eating Birds

There are many reasons to make your yard and garden more welcoming to birds. But here’s one more: pest control. Most backyard birds eat a combination of seeds, berries and insects. A rose-breasted grosbeak There are many reasons to make … Continue reading

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A Mosquito Lure in Your Laundry Basket?

Using a lure made from a blend of eight chemicals that mimic the odor of smelly socks, a researcher in Tanzania recently built a trap to attract and kill mosquitoes. It turns out that human foot odor is irresistible to … Continue reading

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