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Lavender and Seinfeld

It turns out the secret to growing lavender is revealed in a particular episode of the TV sitcom Seinfeld. Jerry's sidekick George stumbled upon the secret formula.

Get Rich Slow - with Walnuts

Walnuts are at the core of a classic get-rich-slow scheme in the upper Midwest. The plan works like this: plant 10 acres of Black Walnuts, wait 30 years, then cash in by selling the lumber for a zillion dollars. Does it really work?

Bad Bambi - Solving the Deer Problem

Deer overpopulation threatens every garden. What's the solution? Bars of Irish Spring soap? Dryer sheets? Smelly sprays? Firearms? No, no, no, and no. You have to go "underground" to keep deer at bay.

Intractable Tractors

As newbie gentleman farmer, I knew nothing about tractors—except that I needed one. Unfortunately there is absolutely nowhere to turn for helpful information. That sounds like an exaggeration, but tractors are, well, intractable.

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