Summer Squash

Summer Squash

Writen by Naomi Sager Summer squash season is now in full swing, and here at Common Roots, we’ve been enjoying the bountiful harvest. This vegetable grows quite rapidly, so daily we’ve been seeing several new ones mature to a harvest-able size! While the...
Swamp Milkweed

Swamp Milkweed

Written by Naomi Sager In our commons garden bed right now, there’s a particular pink plant in bloom which has been attracting a large quantity of pollinators… it’s swamp Milkweed! Swamp Milkweed is one of 14 varieties of milkweed native to Canada....
Squash Flowers

Squash Flowers

Written by Naomi Sager This time of year, when strolling through a vegetable garden you might notice the presence of relatively large, vivid, and boldly colored yellow/orange flowers of cucurbits (that is, the gourd family: including zucchini, squash, cucumber, and...
Creature Feature: Weevils

Creature Feature: Weevils

Written by Naomi Sager Upon strolling through garden one day recently, we noticed one of our newly planted flowers was looking less than stellar.Upon closer investigation, we discovered that the rather droopy and generally sad looking plant (as well as its...
Robins on the Farm

Robins on the Farm

Written by Naomi Sager Earlier this season we noticed a couple of frequent visitors: a pair of robins! Upon spotting the robins hopping around the plots, we thought it would be interesting to learn a bit more about them. When we think of robins, what might come to...