"Since I can't recycle lightbulbs, styrofoam, and plastic bags/ plastic sheeting, how can I dispose of these things without putting them in the trash? Does the transfer station accept these materials? If so, does anyone know when they accept…"
"Its probably illegal to shoot them with a paintball. We have had luck in other locations deterring squirrels with a wrist-rocket slingshot, but you have to catch them in the act.
Are the deer mostly a problem up on the east side of town near Mt.…"
I don't think that this issue has been resolved, but personally I would go ahead with your garden on the premise that its better to ask forgiveness than ask permission. You might want to keep it discreet by planting some flowers at the…"
"Square Foot Gardening by Mel Bartholomew has very handy planting charts including seed germination times, Spring indoor seed-starting schedule, and outdoor planting schedules. Howland library has this book, but its well worth buying your own copy."
"Hollis and Philomena, Thanks for your comments. I am planning to put in raised beds as well, but my question is how high I have to make them to get up above any potentially contaminated soil. I have read that veggies put their roots down 12-inches…"
"Hi again, We are planning to fence our new veggie garden. In Square Foot Gardening Mel Bartholomew suggests that a 18-inch "skirt" of wire fence is enough to keep ground hogs out. I always assumed I would have to bury the fence to keep out…"
"We are about to move into our new house! and I am planning a new veggie garden. I want to have the soil tested for heavy metal contamination. I found everything I need to know at Cornell Extension and AgroOne (their testing vendor), but I…"
"COME HUNGRY! Enjoy a Bite to Eat at the Auction If you were at the auction last year, then you know what a fantastic event it was. For those of you who will be new to the auction - you are in for a treat! This year proves to be even better with a…"
"Plan your auction bids now - treat yourself, start your holiday shopping, support the farm, it's a win-win!
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Live and silent auctions of fabulous Hudson Valley products and services from handmade goods to exclusive tasting dinners to a private boat tour of the Hudson Highlands, and much more. Enjoy an evening of food, beverages, and live music from local ensemble Tiki Daddy. All proceeds to benefit Common Ground Farm. $20/person at the door. Advance tickets available at…See More