My colleagues at The Baltimore Sun have a couple of stories in Tuesday's editions of interest to us gardeners.
First, customs inspectors at the Port of Baltimore have found evidence of the dreaded Khapra beetle in sacks of rice coming from Pakistan -- enough evidence to send the rice right back.
The beetle damages grain stores and those who consume contaminated food can get digestive problems.
And a suit by Baltimore city residents over the removal of trees to make way for the Labor Day weekend grand prix auto race downtown was thrown out.
The good news is, race organizers said they would be planting replacement trees -- plus many more -- after the race concludes.