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July – Incredible Edible Milbridge Update

July – Incredible Edible Milbridge Update

We are in the height of the summer! So many vegetables and herbs are ready for harvest at the IEM Gardens at the Red Barn Motel and at Milbridge Commons. If you don't find the vegetable of your choice at one garden, you may well find it at the other one. If you don't...

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June – Incredible Edible Milbridge Update

June – Incredible Edible Milbridge Update

While May seemed colder than usual, June brought with it the heat! We closed the month with several days in the low nineties and not quite enough rain. Still the IEM Gardens at the Red Barn Motel and the Milbridge Commons are thriving and bountiful. All sorts of...

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Incredible Edible Milbridge Update for May

Incredible Edible Milbridge Update for May

May was cold and dry, but we were happy to see rain finally falling at the end of the month! Cold weather has meant that we have held off planting many seedlings that like the warmer weather or that could be killed by a frost. June is bringing us temperatures in the...

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April Incredible Edible Milbridge Report

April Incredible Edible Milbridge Report

There are signs of spring everywhere! The grass is green, maples and daffodils are in bloom, and garlic shoots have pushed through their straw blanket. Incredible Edible is emerging from our winter hibernation as well. Once again, the community can look forward to a...

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April Gardening Calendar

April Gardening Calendar

April showers bring May flowers. That's what they say, and sure enough, spring rains are important for our gardens. If you didn't get to start seeds in March, then April is the time to begin, and no, you're not behind! My motto with seed starting is "Always better...

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Growing to Learn

Growing to Learn

This last year has been tough for every human both young and old. As winter comes to a close, and we hope life moves closer to normal once again, planning a garden experience for you and your children might be the perfect pandemic remedy. You’ve probably heard that...

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It’s March, and It’s Seed Starting Time!

It’s March, and It’s Seed Starting Time!

It's best to start seeds that need lots of time to get going, like parsley, celery, onions, and leeks; or seeds that love the cold weather, like broccoli, kale, cabbage, cauliflower and lettuce. Vegetables that love the hot weather can wait a little to be started. You...

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Maple Syrup

Maple Syrup

It's March! And it's mud season. The temperatures are warming, the sun is stronger, and spring officially starts this month. The first harvest of the year is maple sap! In Late February or early March, when the night temperatures are below freezing, and the day time...

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All about those Microgreens!

All about those Microgreens!

Winter in Downeast Maine can be cold, grey, and usually, not a time to be sowing seeds; however, you can still have a winter garden experience with microgreens. They are seeds of many commonly grown plants that are harvested as soon as they develop their first real...

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