Is it summer yet? Here we are, just past Memorial Day, so some would say it’s officially Summer. In addition to the respectful and commemorative elements for U.S. military personnel who have died during the performance of their military duties, the long weekend is the start of permissible white pants and shoes, or the weekend to […]

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ז׳ בתמוז ה׳תשפ״א (June 17, 2021)

Rabbits, squirrels and chipmunks get all the glory as obnoxious pests, but truth is there are some smaller ones who are just as irksome to our vegetable seedlings. Can you identify what these early season pests these are? Leaf miner, typically an early-season pest, causes damage to early greens. It attacks plants in the family Chenopodiaceae […]

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ז׳ בתמוז ה׳תשפ״א (June 17, 2021)

The festival of Shavuot (which starts this Sunday) is known as Z’man Matan Toratenu – “The time of the giving of our Torah.” Also a celebration of the wheat harvest, it has become primarily a commemoration of the revelation of the Torah at Mount Sinai to Moses and the Israelites. It is noteworthy that that is a […]

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ח׳ בסיון ה׳תשפ״א (May 19, 2021)