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This week I had a good reminder of val­uable res­ources that go under­utilitized everyday. These re­sources are not the clean water or air we have here in Sullivan County, but the … more
Thirty-nine years ago when I first started in my father’s store, Liberty Agway, selling soil, we only had a few types. There was topsoil, potting soil, cow manure and peat moss. If you wanted … more
The "No Mow May" campaign was a success. I have collected a new hive of bees this past weekend at the store, which is one hundred percent more bees than I collected all of last year.  Right … more
Recently a customer came in to tell me a tale about their experience ordering plants online. The following is the description of what sounds like a nice fall flowering perennial to complement fall … more
Well, we are getting towards the end of May and the Memorial Day Weekend is upon us. Like many of you, I plan on having friends over for the holiday weekend so my lawn had to be mowed. With the … more
Welcome to summer, or so it feels. Once again we are on a roller coaster of spring weather. We had spring weather this week, mid-summer weather this weekend and back to spring weather next week. At … more
After the frosty start we had to the week, it is nice to see that the weather is improving and warmer days are in the forecast for the next week or so. That doesn’t mean that you … more
Since we are endorsing the “No Mow May” movement and everyone is going to have dandelions blooming this week, I thought I would let you know of a few uses for dandelions. I got a … more
The days are getting warmer, the grass is turning greener and in some cases taller, too. We all strive to have a green well manicured lawn puting down lime, fertilizer and weed killers.  I … more
Happy Earth Day to all and Happy Birthday to my Aunt Judy too. But I am not going to talk about Earth Day this week, instead I will tell you a little bit about seed starting. I was suppose to be … more
With the nice weather this week, we have totally transformed our garden center from winter storage mode to spring sales mode. I even had a chance to finally get our straw bale garden together. I … more
Before coming up with the Siberian Centipede idea last week, I was going to be writing about a real predator that is already out this year, Ticks. With the change in season, ticks are on the hunt for … more
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