March 17, 1993

"Attic Flies" Common this Winter

The large, black, pesky flies that show up in bed rooms and on window sills from late fall through early spring have been very abundant this year, possibly because of the wetter than normal weather we had last summer. These flies are known as cluster flies, a name that describes their habit of clustering in large numbers inside attics.

The Biggest and the Earliest Vegetable Varieties

For many people the whole reason they garden is to have the biggest and/or earliest harvest no matter what the plant. Varietal selection plays a big role in achieving the goals of these gardeners, as does optimal growing conditions. Unfortunately we cannot control mother nature, but we can provide good soil conditions and supplemental water if needed to help the plants grow the way we desire.

Varieties to look for if earliness or size are your main goals include: