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State Rep. Pignatelli appointed as Lenox’s interim town manager, effective July 1

Select Board members applauded filling the opening with a local resident already knowledgeable with town workings.

Gardener’s Checklist: Week of May 28, 2020

Keep your shirt on. Why is this good gardening advice?

NATURE’S TURN: A full plate

Onions and potatoes, tomatoes and basil, cucumbers and kale, snap beans and zucchini fill dinner plates and overflow salad plates as the growing season peaks.

NATURE’S TURN: Harvest and reseed. Revel in flowers, relish fruits

Among the late summer bloomers in my landscape are a fragrant heirloom phlox, Japanese anemone, Oswego tea, Russian sage and New York ironweed, all perennials.

NATURE’S TURN: Sow tender crops, harvest perennial edibles, listen near the flowers

Flourishing now, perennial green onions, French sorrel, rhubarb, woody herbs, onion and garlic chives add savory vitality to springtime dishes.

NATURE’S TURN: Soup, salad, side and sweet: Garden-Grown

It has been tedious sorting through garden vegetables that were either stuffed into the refrigerator or placed in a cold room when brought in from the precipitous advent of frigid temperatures and arctic winds three weeks ago.

NATURE’S TURN: Twilight in the autumn garden

I’ve felt intimately engaged in carrying to maturity crops that I planted late in the growing season.

The Self-Taught Gardener: It’s a matter of taste

At this time of year, at the height of the growing season, nothing argues more for the preservation of seed variety than the pleasure of savoring the abundance of tastes.

The Self-Taught Gardener: Rudiments of seed-saving

A gardener can simply collect seeds, sow them the next year and see what comes up, but a little understanding of the process can greatly impact the results.

NATURE’S TURN: The gardener’s art — gathering visions and vegetables

There’s still time to plant more radishes and broadcast seeds of lettuce, spinach and Asian greens in beds where alliums, spring beets and potatoes grew.

NATURE’S TURN: An August garden — a magic kingdom

Now’s the time to be delirious with just-picked, all-you-can-eat garden fare and the promise of produce for the seasons ahead.

NATURE’S TURN: Summer garden’s rolling crest: savor, harvest, renew, sow

This is a pivotal moment in the cycle of growing and storing food for all seasons.

The Self-Taught Gardener: Growing tomatoes with Dad

In the gardens that I grew up with in the Midwest the vegetable that was always king: the tomato. For my father, these fruiting vines defined summer.

EATING IN SEASON: Tomato heaven

I find it hard to eat all the tomatoes that my plants produce. And guilt settles in. I can’t let them go to waste.

NATURE’S TURN: Spring planting, summery weather

May 11 through 24, 2015 Mt. Washington -- With the sudden onset of unseasonably hot weather, the vegetable gardener is in a tailspin. We’ve gotten...

Eat well, live well: The late summer harvest

Kale is now recognized as providing comprehensive support for the body's detoxification system as do the other members of the brassica family –- broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, Brussels sprout.
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