%2 http://bayweekly.com/articles/feed/regulars/all en Gardening in Raised Beds http://bayweekly.com/articles/bay-gardener-dr-francis-gouin/article/gardening-raised-beds <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>What you&rsquo;ll gain (and lose) &mdash; plus how to get started</strong></em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Article Author:&nbsp;</div> Dr. Francis Gouin </div> </div> </div> <p>Growing vegetables in raised beds is highly recommended when there is limited space, or if your soil does not drain well or is stony. But to be successful, the selected site needs at least eight to 10 hours of full sun if your intent is to grow tomatoes, peppers, onions, garlic, eggplants, squash, cucumbers and snap beans. With less than eight hours of direct sun, you will be limited to growing lettuce, spinach, Swiss chard, cabbage, broccoli and kale.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-weekly-featured-article"> <div class="field-label">Weekly Featured Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attached-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/articles/bay-gardener-dr-francis-gouin/article/gardening-raised-beds" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/raised-bed%20gardening.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="64" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://bayweekly.com/articles/bay-gardener-dr-francis-gouin/article/gardening-raised-beds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bayweekly.com/articles/bay-gardener-dr-francis-gouin/article/gardening-raised-beds#comments The Bay Gardener by Dr. Francis Gouin Gardening Thu, 21 Jul 2016 15:16:41 +0000 bayweekly_master 33972 at http://bayweekly.com Tips for Live-Lining Success http://bayweekly.com/articles/sporting-life-dennis-doyle/article/tips-live-lining-success <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>First, catch some small spot</strong></em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Article Author:&nbsp;</div> Dennis Doyle </div> </div> </div> <p>As I flipped my live perch over the side, my son did the same. Hoping that we would not have to wait too long for action, I let the small baitfish swim down and away from the boat. The lines streamed aft and out to port as a light wind pushed our skiff over the calm water.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-weekly-featured-article"> <div class="field-label">Weekly Featured Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attached-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/articles/sporting-life-dennis-doyle/article/tips-live-lining-success" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/JohnDoyle-rockfish-072116.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="83" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-image-caption"> <div class="field-label">Image Caption:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> John Doyle caught this 34-inch rockfish live-lining July 8 at the mouth of the Magothy River. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://bayweekly.com/articles/sporting-life-dennis-doyle/article/tips-live-lining-success" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bayweekly.com/articles/sporting-life-dennis-doyle/article/tips-live-lining-success#comments Sporting Life by Dennis Doyle Fishing Thu, 21 Jul 2016 17:42:44 +0000 bayweekly_master 33973 at http://bayweekly.com The Finicky Appetites of Rockfish http://bayweekly.com/articles/sporting-life-dennis-doyle/article/finicky-appetites-rockfish <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>When spot are missing, will they bite on white perch?</strong></em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Article Author:&nbsp;</div> Dennis Doyle </div> </div> </div> <p>It was sunny and flat calm on the Bay, and I had made record time to get on site. But the area I had chosen was empty of boats. With such great weather, I assumed that at least a few sports would be working the flat. The schools of good-sized rockfish that had been teeming there were certainly no secret.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-weekly-featured-article"> <div class="field-label">Weekly Featured Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attached-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/articles/sporting-life-dennis-doyle/article/finicky-appetites-rockfish" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/striped-bass-feeding-070716.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="66" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://bayweekly.com/articles/sporting-life-dennis-doyle/article/finicky-appetites-rockfish" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bayweekly.com/articles/sporting-life-dennis-doyle/article/finicky-appetites-rockfish#comments Sporting Life by Dennis Doyle Fishing Wed, 06 Jul 2016 14:18:14 +0000 bayweekly_master 33630 at http://bayweekly.com Genetically Modified Organisms http://bayweekly.com/articles/bay-gardener-dr-francis-gouin/article/genetically-modified-organisms <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>Gene splicing is latest form of &shy;systematic plant breeding</strong></em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Article Author:&nbsp;</div> Dr. Francis Gouin </div> </div> </div> <p>What do I think about genetically modified plants? Here&rsquo;s my answer to that question I so often hear.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-weekly-featured-article"> <div class="field-label">Weekly Featured Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attached-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/articles/bay-gardener-dr-francis-gouin/article/genetically-modified-organisms" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/Genetically%20Modified%20Organisms-070716.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="78" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://bayweekly.com/articles/bay-gardener-dr-francis-gouin/article/genetically-modified-organisms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bayweekly.com/articles/bay-gardener-dr-francis-gouin/article/genetically-modified-organisms#comments The Bay Gardener by Dr. Francis Gouin Gardening Wed, 06 Jul 2016 14:20:58 +0000 bayweekly_master 33631 at http://bayweekly.com Why Do We Find Sharks’ Teeth on Local Beaches? http://bayweekly.com/articles/history-lore/article/why-do-we-find-sharks%E2%80%99-teeth-local-beaches <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>Is the Bay full of sharks?</strong></em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Article Author:&nbsp;</div> Christina Gardner </div> </div> </div> <p>The teeth you find at beaches in Southern Anne Arundel and Calvert counties aren&rsquo;t from sharks now living in the Bay. The teeth fall from the eroding cliffs around the Bay, where sharks lived during the Miocene Epoch, around 17 million years ago.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-weekly-featured-article"> <div class="field-label">Weekly Featured Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attached-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/articles/history-lore/article/why-do-we-find-sharks%E2%80%99-teeth-local-beaches" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/fossil-find-070716.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="67" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://bayweekly.com/articles/history-lore/article/why-do-we-find-sharks%E2%80%99-teeth-local-beaches" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bayweekly.com/articles/history-lore/article/why-do-we-find-sharks%E2%80%99-teeth-local-beaches#comments History & Lore Regulars Wed, 06 Jul 2016 14:31:05 +0000 bayweekly_master 33634 at http://bayweekly.com Want a Second Season from Last Fall’s Mums? http://bayweekly.com/articles/bay-gardener-dr-francis-gouin/article/want-second-season-last-fall%E2%80%99s-mums <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>Learn the trick &mdash; and the science</strong></em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Article Author:&nbsp;</div> Dr. Francis Gouin </div> </div> </div> <p>Hardy mums planted for color last fall most likely survived the winter and are now rising in clumps in your garden. Here&rsquo;s how to get them ready to bloom again this fall.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;To move mums to new spots: For lots of smaller plants, dig the clumps and divide them into smaller clumps of one, three or five stems each, with roots firmly attached. Transplant them 12 to 18 inches apart. After they have started to grow, prune the stems, leaving only three or four leaves near the bottom of the stem, for two to three branches per plant.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-weekly-featured-article"> <div class="field-label">Weekly Featured Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attached-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/articles/bay-gardener-dr-francis-gouin/article/want-second-season-last-fall%E2%80%99s-mums" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/new%20growth%20mums-063016.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="67" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://bayweekly.com/articles/bay-gardener-dr-francis-gouin/article/want-second-season-last-fall%E2%80%99s-mums" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bayweekly.com/articles/bay-gardener-dr-francis-gouin/article/want-second-season-last-fall%E2%80%99s-mums#comments The Bay Gardener by Dr. Francis Gouin Gardening Thu, 30 Jun 2016 14:53:33 +0000 bayweekly_master 33595 at http://bayweekly.com Don’t Fish Blind to What’s Below http://bayweekly.com/articles/sporting-life-dennis-doyle/article/don%E2%80%99t-fish-blind-what%E2%80%99s-below <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>Mastering your electronics will increase your catch</strong></em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Article Author:&nbsp;</div> Dennnis Doyle </div> </div> </div> <p>I&rsquo;ve had a great past two weeks fishing the Chesapeake. Nice rockfish to 34 inches were in multiple small mobs, hanging in 20 to 30 feet of water. When I located one on the finder, they promptly attacked any jigs or baits we dropped on them. A number of friends had the same experience.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Yet later this week, I heard from anglers who had cruised the same waters and hadn&rsquo;t been able to catch anything. What&rsquo;s more, they told me, they generally had trouble catching rockfish, despite serious effort.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-weekly-featured-article"> <div class="field-label">Weekly Featured Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attached-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/articles/sporting-life-dennis-doyle/article/don%E2%80%99t-fish-blind-what%E2%80%99s-below" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/programming-fishfinder-063016.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="69" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://bayweekly.com/articles/sporting-life-dennis-doyle/article/don%E2%80%99t-fish-blind-what%E2%80%99s-below" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bayweekly.com/articles/sporting-life-dennis-doyle/article/don%E2%80%99t-fish-blind-what%E2%80%99s-below#comments Sporting Life by Dennis Doyle Fishing Thu, 30 Jun 2016 14:56:51 +0000 bayweekly_master 33596 at http://bayweekly.com Why Do We Celebrate the Fourth of July with Fireworks? http://bayweekly.com/articles/history-lore/article/why-do-we-celebrate-fourth-july-fireworks <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>Chesapeake Curiosities</strong></em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Article Author:&nbsp;</div> Christina Gardner </div> </div> </div> <p>Founding father John Adams wanted to celebrate Independence Day July second rather than the fourth, but he was the visionary in celebrating with fireworks. The Adams family hosted huge Independence Day celebrations for generations.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;In a letter to his wife, Abagail Adams, on July 3, 1776, he wrote:</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-weekly-featured-article"> <div class="field-label">Weekly Featured Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attached-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/articles/history-lore/article/why-do-we-celebrate-fourth-july-fireworks" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/john-adams-fireworks.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="71" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://bayweekly.com/articles/history-lore/article/why-do-we-celebrate-fourth-july-fireworks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bayweekly.com/articles/history-lore/article/why-do-we-celebrate-fourth-july-fireworks#comments History & Lore Regulars Thu, 30 Jun 2016 15:16:36 +0000 bayweekly_master 33601 at http://bayweekly.com Waiting and Baiting for a Fish http://bayweekly.com/articles/sporting-life-dennis-doyle/article/waiting-and-baiting-fish <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>The concept couldn&rsquo;t be simpler or the results better</strong></em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Article Author:&nbsp;</div> Dennis Doyle </div> </div> </div> <p>My life as a sportsman has undergone any number of wild, unorganized, swings of interest. Angling-wise, I have immersed myself for long periods of dedication to salt-water fly-fishing, freshwater bass and bluegill fishing, a few years of an offshore blue-water crusade and plenty of surf and inshore wade fishing. Only in the last three years have I become absorbed by bait fishing in the Chesapeake.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-weekly-featured-article"> <div class="field-label">Weekly Featured Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attached-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/articles/sporting-life-dennis-doyle/article/waiting-and-baiting-fish" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/ChesapeakeBayFishing-062316.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="92" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://bayweekly.com/articles/sporting-life-dennis-doyle/article/waiting-and-baiting-fish" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bayweekly.com/articles/sporting-life-dennis-doyle/article/waiting-and-baiting-fish#comments Sporting Life by Dennis Doyle Fishing Thu, 23 Jun 2016 17:59:41 +0000 bayweekly_master 33549 at http://bayweekly.com How to Mulch Your Garden http://bayweekly.com/articles/bay-gardener-dr-francis-gouin/article/how-mulch-your-garden <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>Pros and cons of straw, paper, &shy;plastic and reflective mulches</strong></em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Article Author:&nbsp;</div> Dr. Francis Gouin </div> </div> </div> <p>It is a big mistake to mulch your tomato plants when you plant them. When organic mulches such as straw are applied at planting time on cool soil, the cool will linger. This will retard growth, flowering and fruiting. Wait to mulch vegetable gardens until soil temperatures are between 70 and 75 degrees.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-weekly-featured-article"> <div class="field-label">Weekly Featured Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attached-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/articles/bay-gardener-dr-francis-gouin/article/how-mulch-your-garden" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/red%20tomato%20mulch.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="80" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://bayweekly.com/articles/bay-gardener-dr-francis-gouin/article/how-mulch-your-garden" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bayweekly.com/articles/bay-gardener-dr-francis-gouin/article/how-mulch-your-garden#comments The Bay Gardener by Dr. Francis Gouin Gardening Thu, 23 Jun 2016 18:01:55 +0000 bayweekly_master 33550 at http://bayweekly.com