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Thursday, May 28th, 2015

Incredible earthworm often taken for granted

Vermiculture. That’s what it’s called. If you lay claim to raising worms, having worm boxes, or create environments to actively compost organic material using “night crawlers”, then you can be called a vermiculturist. “Vermis” is the Latin...

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Getting the most from cool-weather crops

Thursday, May 14th, 2015

Getting the most from cool-weather crops

While we certainly have seen some unusual weather, it’s not that unusual at all in a sense. Every spring, the transition from cold to warm is fraught with surprises. What is predictable is unpredictability! Even so, it’s...

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You’re invited to the Master Gardener Plant Exchange!

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

You’re invited to the Master Gardener Plant Exchange!

It’s that time of year when plants, shrubs and trees are all budding out, and we can do transplanting, rooting, and starting from seed. With all of that plant and gardener activity, it only takes a bit...

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The wonders of ‘The Old Farmer’s Almanac’

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

The wonders of ‘The Old Farmer’s Almanac’

Editor’s note: This week’s edition of “Garden Spot” was authored by Jay Cooper’s wife, Maggie Cooper.   In 1792, the French Revolution was just under way, Kentucky was admitted as the 15th state in the U.S., the...

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Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

Propagate trees and plants for Arbor Day!

Let me start right off with an apology. The name of this article is a bit misleading. With Arbor Day coming up this Friday (see all the great Arbor Day events you can be a part of...

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How to use manure in your yardscape

Thursday, April 16th, 2015

How to use manure in your yardscape

I have to give credit where credit is due. I’m a member of the Tooele County Master Gardeners Facebook page. We get to exchange some great gardening ideas, tell about upcoming gardening-related events, and share good information. My...

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How to decipher a plant zone map

Thursday, April 9th, 2015

How to decipher a plant zone map

If you’ve been a gardener even for a short time, planted seeds out of a seed packet, or read a plant tag on shrub, you’ve either seen a planting zone map or seen a reference to one....

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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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