LINK FEST: 16 MAY 2023

Links that may or may not be related to gardens, food, travel, nature, or heterotopias and liminal spaces but probably are. Sources in parentheses.

field guide: to May (Vermont Center for Ecostudies). Including chimney swifts, spring butterflies, early bees, eastern red bats, and snakes.

article: The Understory (Sharon Astyk/Ko-Fi). Pondering ground covers, mostly native, for the U.S. northeast or northern midwest. Requirements: “Either they suppress weeds, or they provide pollinator and wildlife food, or they provide people food or people medicine, or they are beautiful or they fix nitrogen, or they can be used as living mulch in a chop and drop system.” Or more than one use.

list: Apple Rankings (Brian Frange). “The definitive list of good and bad apples.” Such as “Gala apples: The Inoffensive Mainstay” (ranked a 70) and “Cortland Apples: A Damp Hacky Sack” (ranked 52). Don’t look if you like Red Delicious or Newton Pippins.

article: The Stake and Weave Training System for Tomatoes in the Home Garden (Rutgers/NJ Agricultural Experiment Station), with a photo and diagrams.

2-min video: Lion Needs Space (Tarty1900/YouTube). Space, plus meat and heat. Mostly, space.

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