600LB Pumpkin

I saw this video on the ABC News Site and could not believe it. Harold,  a Florida resident takes care of Daisy, a 600lb pumpkin.  It takes 4 hours a day to feed and weed Daisy.  The pumpkin is 49 days old as of last week.  Harold says that each morning you can hear the

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Compressed Natural Gas Vehicles

CNG This type of vehicle is becoming very popular in the Omaha-metro area. Yesterday, I heard that a company was going to purchase three vehicles for local deliveries in the Omaha Area. The price of natural gas is a fraction of the cost of today’ petroleum costs. According to the Metropolitan Utilities District website livegreenthinkblue.com

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Soil Test for your lawn

Soil testing for your lawn.  Right now is the perfect time to know and understand about the nutrients in your lawn. Yesterday, the topic of soil temperature was posted, and as noted the temperature is a little cool for seeding and a little early to apply your pre-emergent. This year, Midwest Laboratories has added an

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Soil Temperatures and Planting

Check out the soil temperature in your area. Here is a link for Nebraska soil temperatures Here is a link for soil temperatures around the United States Right now soil temperatures are a very important part of the decision making process regarding how soon to plant crops.  Field corn requires a soil temperature of 55

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Testing for Mercury

The Sierra Club of California suggests that coal plants and fish could be producing high levels of mercury in the water and air in the Southern California region. Salons were assisting by clipping 30 strands of hair close to the scalp as part of a test to determine the levels of mercury in their hair.

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Nitrogen in gasoline

You have seen the signs at Shell Gas Stations advertising “quality fuels” nitrogen enriched gasolines.  This formulation has been on the market for two years. If you need a reminder check out the video at the bottom of the post. Today, I wanted to look at this topic a little closer to understand why nitrogen

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Starting an Organic Garden

Check out this video interview with Scott Meyer, Editor of Organic Gardening I think the video does a great job of preparing people what is involved in starting an organic garden. How to grow an organic vegetable garden   Here are some takeaways: Check out a place with full sun and good drainage Don’t start

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Radiation levels found in water

            The following news story reported that radiation levels were found in Richland, Washington. The levels were extremely low and I like the way the News Station reports this story with the facts and does not use scare tactics. I would invite you to watch this 2-minute video and see

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