If you’re al­ler­gic to pollen, take note: It’s ev­ery­where!

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There’s pollen ev­ery­where! All my mango trees are burst­ing in blos­soms and pollen, and the slash pines are fol­low­ing suit. If you have al­ler­gies, take an al­lergy pill be­fore you ven­ture into your gar­den.

I was read­ing Na­tional Geo­graphic mag­a­zine the other day. The au­thor of an ar­ti­cle on ugly fruit failed to men­tion that all those ugly shaped veg­gies are more nu­tri­tious for you than the hot-house va­ri­ety that have no taste and lit­tle nu­tri­tional value. Fruit and veg­gies are of­ten mis­labled as “lo­cal” be­cause the guide­lines state that “lo­cal” sim­ply needs to be grown within a cer­tain dis­tance and amount of time to travel. For in­stance, I saw some toma­toes ad­ver­tised as “lo­cal” — ands they were from Texas!

And speak­ing of lo­cal grow­ing, time to start your spring gar­den seedlings so they will bear fruit be­fore the end of June.

‘Cash’ Cash­ion

Swamp Gar­dener

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