A boy and his dad on a fishing-trip—
Builders of life’s companionship!
Oh, I envy them, as I see them there
Under the sky in the open air.
–Edgar Guest (1881–1959)
Predict the Temperature with Cricket Chirps We all know the evening sound of a cricket. Did you know the number of cricket chirps report the temperature? It’s true! We explain how to use the “cricket thermometer” method. And next time there’s a warm evening, count the cricket chirps!
Saving Gladiolus In some places, gladiolus can be left in the ground all winter. In colder climates, however, they would freeze and die. Gladiolus can be saved, though, if placed in the root cellar and replanted in the spring. Here’s how.
How to Use Succession Planting to Increase Your Harvest What is succession planting? This practice refers to second plantings in spaces where the first crops are finished, making the most of limited space and extending the growing season beyond what’s typical in your area. See which veggies are best for second plantings to increase this year’s harvest!