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Margaret Hartley's Greenpoint
by Margaret Hartley


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Ideas on greener living
Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Hotbeds for young veggies

Manure provides heat that plants need to grow
Monday, April 14, 2014

Seeds sprouting in ‘bedroom greenhouse’

On the windowsill, the seedlings are getting bigger, and some are ready to be transplanted. I start my seeds in flats, mini-broadcasting 20 to 50 to a container, depending on its size. I use just about anything for a flat, but Clementine boxes are my favorite. This is the time ...
Saturday, April 5, 2014

Animals emerge, leave telltale footprints

The mud along the sides of the driveway gives the illusion of a spring thaw.
Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Damage from oil spills lingers for years

25 years after Exxon Valdez, spills are still happening
Monday, March 24, 2014

Forget spring

But keep the bees in mind when you plant flowers for summer
Saturday, March 15, 2014

Spring cleaning tricky when the outside moves in

Did I mention there are duckings in the living room?
Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Battery recycling worth the effort

If you can't take them back to the store, there are places to mail them in
Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Hens say spring's coming

Snow? Ice? At least the chickens are laying.
Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014

More garden, less plastic

Shopping trip reveals worthiness of eating straight from the garden
Friday, Feb. 14, 2014

Longer, sunnier days

Winter is easier to bear when there’s more daylight

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