Great Gardening Book Available Locally

Among the greatest impacts on many of our gardening lives were the weekly newspaper articles by longtime Forum garden columnist, Dorothy Collins. During the years I was growing up, on the way home from church we’d stop at the Lisbon Creamery and Dad would buy a copy of the Sunday Forum. The part I was most interested in was seeing…
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Is It Safe To Use Rhubarb After A Spring Frost?

  After our region’s recent spring cold snap, there have been many questions about rhubarb plants that were exposed to freezing temperatures. Many homeowners’ rhubarb was up and growing, and there’s a rumor that circulates every spring about the dangers of eating rhubarb after frost. Is this true? Rhubarb leaves contain oxalic acid, which can be a toxic substance if…
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