Winning vs. Weeds

Mother Earth News says, "Two thousand gardeners can’t be wrong — the best tools for keeping ahead of weeds include several types of hoes, a good garden fork, a garden knife, a dandelion puller - some use an old screwdriver or butcher knife instead - and a high-quality pair of gloves." Weeds are an inevitable thorn in every gardener’s side. While some weeds offer benefits, such as the edible greens of young dandelions and the nutritious roots of burdock, many quickly become a frustrating, ongoing struggle if you don’t spot them early. Garden weeds can steal water, sunlight and soil nutrients from food crops, and some even release toxic chemicals into the soil that inhibit the growth of other plants. Gardeners also rated several mulch types and organic herbicides based on their effectiveness in controlling weeds. Paper or newspaper, black plastic and straw or hay proved 70-80% effective as mulch and vinegar, herbicidal soap and Neem oil were the most successful organic herbicides.

A Milli Little Things

Welcome to A Milli Little Things, an up and coming small business featuring homemade bath and body products, located downtown at 19 South Centre Street. Entrepreneur, Saleemah Smith, makes homemade skincare products like sugar scrubs, body butters, salt scrubs, lip scrubs and candles - in favorites seasonal flavors Gingerbread, Creme Brulee and Pumpkin Spice - using organic ingredients, in small batches and, made to order to allow the consumer time to enjoy its maximum shelf life. She also sells hand painted glassware to store your everyday household items such as make-up brushes, cotton balls, scrubs, butters or anything your heart desires. Holiday hours, 12/24-12/28: Tuesday and Thursday 11 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., Friday 11 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Any questions please call (856) 240-0006 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You can also check out her web catalogue, or social media pages on Facebook or Instagram.

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