Mid-Atlantic

July, 2005
Regional Report

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Harvest Time in Olden Days
July means shocking and threshing oats, digging potatoes, and cutting and drying hay, along with hand-picking produce from corn to squash to beans and blackberries. Explore your local living history resources to see how it was done back in the good ole' back-breaking days before electricity, gas engines, and power equipment.

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Figs in the Home Planting
A bearing fig tree holds a special place in many a gardener's heart, and so it should, because in our region they are just not that easy to grow. Since fig trees are not quite winter hardy, special, loving care is required to bring them through our cold weather. This online article, Figs in the Home Planting, (written for Tennessee but applicable for many of us) explains how to care for your fig tree during the growing season and also how to protect it during the colder months. If you are new to figs or considering trying to grow figs, it is a real eye-opener.

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