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Archive for April, 2011

Q: Is there a certain kind of plant in our yards that deer like to eat? – Elle T., 10, Matthews, N.C.. A: “We usually get this question asked backwards,” said Melissa Ungemach, salesperson at Norwood Nursery in Charlotte, saying it’s simpler to ask what won’t deer eat. Many of the ornamentals that grace city […]

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If you live in the Charlotte, N.C. area, it’s time to be watching the green edges of the woods or fields for morels, Morchella esculenta,  the prince of wild mushrooms.   Morels are so precious some mushroom hunters won’t even tell their own families where they nabbed their finds. For the novices, this is not a tricky […]

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Following up on our last article on the most-frequently-asked questions by would-be chicken raisers, here are a few tips for starting your urban or suburban flock. Start with chicks, not grown chickens Buying adult hens means you may end up with illness, or hens past prime laying age, or chickens that won’t get along with […]

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