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Beans, Carrots, Tomatoes: Your July Crop

The incoming heat of the summer means that July allows for the smallest number of vegetables to be planted in Bermuda. While in many places planting too early poses a risk that delicate seeds will not survive the frost, in Bermuda, planting in the summer poses the risk that seeds will get burnt to a crisp! While locally grown summer crop veggies adorn the shelves, like Bermuda corn, onions, and tomatoes, you can begin planting now for vegetables that will be grown and ripe in the early fall. Luckily, beans, carrots, and tomatoes are ...

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Make A Calabash Bird Feeder

Calabash trees are useful for more than just sitting in the shade underneath them to write poetry – the large, spherical fruits they grow can be made into bowls and cups when hollowed out and dried. Though you probably have your own dishes ...

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Make Your Own Bluebird Box!

Bermuda bluebirds have become almost completely dependent on man-made bluebird boxes to survive. There is some evidence to suggest that the birds seek out wooden nest boxes over natural sites, and with good reason: the plucky bluebird is often e...

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How to attract butterflies to your garden

Bermuda has a variety of butterflies native to our island; here’s how you can attract them at all stages of their life cycle to your garden! Bermuda Buckeye - Plantain With their delicate wings that seem like wings of art, there is no do...

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5 Plants That Bees Love

Ice Plant If you have ice plant growing at your house you might be disappointed to hear that it’s an introduced and invasive species. Though it won’t be found on Nonsuch, it does a great job of controlling erosion on cliff faces. It also h...

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Brighten Up Your Garden With This Easy To Grow Flower

Sunflowers are the perfect spring flower, and planting them is so easy! These happy flowers thrive in the hot Bermuda summers, and will soon be sprouting almost anywhere you throw a few seeds down. 1. Turn over your soil. Sunflowers like well...