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LITTLE SILVER: TIME FOR SPRING GREENS

sickles_garden (1)PieHole catches up with Fran Huber of Sickles Market and learns there’s plenty we can be doing with our gardens right now. (Photo by Jim Willis. Click to enlarge)

By JIM WILLIS

Like many gardeners around The Green, PieHole is just itching to watch our vegetable garden come back to life with tasty spring greens.  A nice plate of lightly-dressed spinach and baby lettuce makes a delicious backdrop for sliced steak off the grill and it’s one of the things we look forward to each spring.

We checked in with Fran Huber in the Sickles Market greenhouse in Little Silver to see what we could be doing this week with our vegetable gardens while we wait for winter to exit the stage.

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RED BANK: TALKING DIRT AT THE LIBRARY

organicgardenA dozen or so cilantro seedlings and twice as many gardeners were on hand last night at the Red Bank Public Library for a talk on organic gardening. (Photo by Jim Willis. Click to enlarge)

By JIM WILLIS

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Pick up a bunch of conventionally grown spinach at the grocery store, and there’s a good chance that along with your bag of leafy greens, you’ll be brining home some carcinogens, suspected hormone disruptors and neurotoxins.

That’s reason enough for many to take up organic gardening at home, and it’s a topic that drew a good crowd to the Red Bank Public Library Wednesday night.

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