Category Archives: Gardening

Spidergate!

by the Editor & Assistant Editor Our fall was enlivened by an entertaining OMVNATalk discussion that some of you may have missed.  Proximity to Halloween may have had some connection to ‘Spidergate’.  We thought we would add our little bit. … Continue reading

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Composting Group

The Peninsula Composting Club has over 60 members from MV, Palo Alto, and nearby cities.  Lots of downtown residents are members, and it’s a great place for residents to post questions and answers about backyard composting.  It would dovetail in … Continue reading

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Worms? Not In My Backyard!

by Paul Staley It is likely that for those unfamiliar with the power of worm composting, the title of this article reflects the usual response to the idea of composting with our wiggly friends. Worms are indeed wiggly but they … Continue reading

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Harvest Those Weeds!

by Paul Staley Harvest the weeds? Yes indeed, get out there and bring that crop in. Put them in your compost pile and you will reap two benefits at once. You will have them out of your garden, plus you’ll … Continue reading

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Critter Column: Two Bees

by Jack Perkins In early spring the predominant bee in my garden is the bumble bee queen, newly emerged from her winter sleep. Mostly black with a fuzzy abdomen and two yellow circles, she is pretty to watch.  Starting a … Continue reading

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