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It’s seed starting time!

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

It’s seed starting time!

I don’t know about you, but this is one of my favorite times of the year. The days are getting longer, we’re now into Daylight Saving Time, so that extra hour of daylight really gives a boost to...

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All-America selections — what’s the big deal?

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

All-America selections — what’s the big deal?

Next Wednesday night, March 25th, IS a big deal.  My friend and Garden Spot predecessor, Diane Sagers, will be the featured guest speaker at the monthly USU Master Gardeners free public presentation. Not only will Diane be...

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For great results, try wide row gardening

Thursday, March 12th, 2015

For great results, try wide row gardening

There are many methods to produce food crops. It isn’t that one is right and another is wrong; it’s more like choosing the best tool for a job. What accomplishes the most for the least of amount...

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Boost your ‘gardening game’ at the Spring Garden Expo

Thursday, March 5th, 2015

Boost your ‘gardening game’ at the Spring Garden Expo

I have friends who have their kids in city or school sports leagues. Some are pretty casual about their kids’ sports activities, others are pretty intense and have high aspirations for their offspring’s athletic careers. I’ve learned that...

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Why it’s time for drip irrigation in your garden

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

Why it’s time for drip irrigation in your garden

As you start to read this, you probably think you’ve got me all figured out on this one. It’s likely that you think that I’m going to make a case for water conserving irrigation practices based on...

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Five ways to get started gardening earlier this year

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

Five ways to get started gardening earlier this year

Last week, I gave the prediction that our warm weather will not continue uninterrupted, but that we would have cold spells before we do move in the long-term warm up as spring progresses. While I’m not one...

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Don’t be fooled — it’s only sucker weather

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

Don’t be fooled — it’s only sucker weather

I wish I could take credit for that apt name for this weather. Credit for the term goes to Wade Bitner. Yep, THAT Wade Bitner, one of our newest County Commissioners. Wade possesses a strong background in commercial...

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Getting ahead of puncturevine this season

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

Getting ahead of puncturevine this season

Every year, as it starts to warm up, the weeds get a head start. This year, the “games” are beginning earlier with the mild weather that we are having. The good news with this drier weather is...

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Taking a trip through gardening’s time machine

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

Taking a trip through gardening’s time machine

For us gardeners, we certainly know what time of the year it is. It’s catalog time! About now, our mailboxes and email inboxes begin to fill with many different gardening offers, seed catalogs, and nursery directories about...

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Just do it! Become a master gardener this year

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

Just do it! Become a master gardener this year

I realize that’s a bold statement, but after experiencing all the benefits of completing the Master Gardener classes, I’ve become an evangelist of sorts. I know I shouldn’t be telling you what you should do, but after all...

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