Heirlooms, Hybrids & GMO’s Now that vegetable gardening season is upon us, you might be shopping for the right seeds for your garden. You’ll have the option of choosing “heirloom” or “hybrid”, “GMO” or “Non-GMO” seed varieties. Many people feel strongly about this. But what exactly is an heirloom vegetable, and why is it more desirable than a “hybrid” plant? What about GMO’s? Are they dangerous?Plant hybridizing is the process of inventing new plants by combining the best qualities of other plants.
Perennial Asparagus is an Investment As I write this it’s Mother’s Day Sunday, and this morning I was delighted to see some fat asparagus stalks ready for harvest in our asparagus patch! Many years ago we built a raised bed specifically for asparagus, and now we’re getting a dependable crop. Our bed is circular, with two dozen asparagus plants spaced around the perimeter. This allows us to harvest, without compacting the soil in the bed, just enough spears each day for our family’s dinner. We planted
Landscape Lighting – Why and How Are you able to enjoy your landscaping and outdoor living areas after dark? You can, with landscape lighting. Done professionally, low voltage lighting adds a totally new dimension to any landscape. The ability to enjoy your landscape after dark is the “icing on the cake” for outdoor living rooms. Simply lighting the pathways you walk at night makes your yard much more functional, safe and attractive. Good lighting also gives your home unbelievable curb
Celebrating LifeBy Danei EdelenNothing says spring like the feeling of fresh air blowing through our house on a warm spring day like the afternoon after the Georgetown Community Day at Georgetown Elementary. After two years of isolation, I think everyone was looking for an excuse to get out of the house and be around people again. "Working a booth" was a quiet victory for both Anita and I. Anita and I had met five years earlier when I founded NAMI Brown County. We have been through a lot in the last five
Caring for Knock-Out Roses The perfect time to cut back shrub roses, including the popular “Knock-Out” series, is when they are just starting to sprout new growth. The new shoots in spring will tell you where the plant is strongest. It’s important to be patient; if you cut roses too soon, or in the fall, they will die back from your cuts and need corrective pruning later. If you prune too early, late frosts could shock tender new shoots. The early spring “haircut” we’re about to
The Brown County Chamber of Commerce held their monthly membership meeting at Chef’s Corner within the Southern Hills Career & Technical Center in Georgetown on Thursday, April 21, 2022. The Chamber’s President/CEO, Missy Jimison, updated everyone about their current project and upcoming events. Everyone was invited to attend the Annual Drucker Award Banquet on May 26th. Team registration is open for the Chamber Golf Outing on June 10th, this event sold out last year, so we reminded people to register
After 8 years of serving the Brown County business community from its current office space on Main Street in Georgetown, the Brown County Chamber of Commerce has announced it will continue its commitment to local businesses from a new location. The Chamber will soon call Mt. Orab home. “The Chamber is very important to the community and a huge benefit to the entire county,” said Village Mayor, Bruce Lunsford, “We are very excited to have the Chamber move to Mt. Orab and continue to support economic
When tax season rolls around, many individuals and business owners feel ill-prepared and financially stressed. Often our best intentions for a more streamlined tax prep fly out the window once the annual process is complete. As one tax season comes to an end and another one begins, it’s the perfect time to implement some simple organizational strategies to make your tax process less stressful for next year. Forming a healthy financial habit takes time, so starting now will ensure that when the next tax