Charles Newbold

Inventor of the Cast-iron Plow #OTD     It was on this day in 1797, that Charles Newbold patented the first cast-iron plow.    Farmers were worried that the iron would negatively affect the soil. This post was featured onThe Daily Gardener podcast: helping gardeners find their roots, one story at a time Charles Newbold

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Have you ever needed to move a bumblebee nest? We discovered a nest under the basketball hoop on the driveway when the guys came to seal coat. To move it, I waited until dusk. Then I grabbed a terra cotta pot that was a little bigger than the nest… and my pizza peel from the…

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