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Thursday, October 19th, 2017

How to keep potted nursery stock alive throughout winter

As much as I’ve talked about the changing of the season and related activities, there’s one more to add to the list: when area nurseries need to clear plant shelves and tree areas and put everything away...

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Thursday, September 28th, 2017

You gotta love peppers — to a point

I don’t remember when my exact initiation to hot peppers was. I vaguely remember it had something to do with an adult convincing me that the jalapeno pepper I was holding was like candy and that I should...

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Thursday, September 21st, 2017

If someone tells you they’re growing canola, just smile

It was confusing to me as a kid. How could there be so many types of oil? I remember the “3-in-1” oil that was used to lubricate the chain on my bike or the ball bearings on...

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Thursday, September 14th, 2017

It’s time to enjoy the garden’s bountiful gift of tomatoes

You can feel the slight change happening. It’s very gradual, but it’s there. The days have still been hot overall, and there is still a lot of fire danger, but bit by bit, the evenings have started...

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Thursday, September 7th, 2017

From pruning to picking snails, the garden needs our attention

Although summer is drawing to a close, there is plenty of gardening yet to do in our yardscapes. Pruning is a big one, and ongoing deadheading and weed removal also beckon us. Whenever I start to pull...

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Thursday, August 24th, 2017

A few moments on the dark side of the moon

It happened; or, for us here in the Tooele Valley, it nearly happened. You know, that little cosmic event that had people scrambling across the country, filling national park and private campgrounds, overflowing hotels and jamming highways....

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How not to shoot yourself in the foot in your garden, yard

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

How not to shoot yourself in the foot in your garden, yard

When something goes wrong in the garden or yardscape, the first inclination most times is to look for a bug, pest or other invader. It’s true that insects, animals, viruses and bacteria can cause problems. However, there...

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Thursday, August 10th, 2017

What’s safe to feed your backyard poultry? Table scraps, fruit, etc.

One of the most enjoyable aspects of semi-rural living for me has been the keeping of backyard poultry. We have a little flock right now of a dozen chickens. The vast majority of them are silver-laced Wyandotte,...

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Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

The windmills of my mind and the well and pipes in my yard

It was in the early 1970s. I was going to graduate from high school in the next few years. My mom, who had heroically raised us five kids as a single mom (we ate a lot of...

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Thursday, July 27th, 2017

What’s all the buzz about flies?

Editor’s Note: This week’s article is by Maggie Cooper, wife of the usual Garden Spot columnist, Jay Cooper. Many of us live in the Tooele Valley because we enjoy the small-town feel and rural lifestyle. When you...

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