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For great fall color, mum’s the word

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

For great fall color, mum’s the word

Before we begin our adventure in the world of mums, I want to remind you a couple of great educational events that will sharpen your food storage skills. There are two opportunities next week to learn more...

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Fall is a great time to plant trees and shrubs

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

Fall is a great time to plant trees and shrubs

As the days shorten, and many gardening activities start to slow down, it’s easy to think that additions to your landscaping and gardening should be put on hold until next spring. If you do that, you’ll miss...

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The miracle of food preservation

Thursday, September 4th, 2014

The miracle of food preservation

It’s tougher than you think to imagine life without all the modern conveniences and labor saving devices we now have. I would say, “that we now enjoy,” but they have become so much of our lives that...

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In praise of ‘Have More Plan’

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

In praise of ‘Have More Plan’

Written 71 years ago, the “Have More Plan” continues to have significant impact on the lives of the self-sufficient minded community. I had no idea when I first encountered it that it would be such a “game...

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Thursday, August 21st, 2014

For a touch of the exotic, plant perennial hibiscus

Hibiscus has become one of my favorite plants in our yardscape. I plan to add more of them as time goes on. They come in various shapes and colors, and both their flowers and plant form are...

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Onion harvest and storage without a tearful goodbye

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

Onion harvest and storage without a tearful goodbye

Time moves on. Summer’s days are already noticeably shorter with later starts to the morning and earlier ends to the day. This subtle shift in length of day, and the angle of the sun in the sky,...

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Why not plant veggies for a tasty fall harvest treat?

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

Why not plant veggies for a tasty fall harvest treat?

It a common misperception that vegetable growing is only for early spring planting and harvest in the summer. The reality is that pretty much any veggie that can be planted in very early spring can also be...

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Earth, wind and fire — Come on, let’s get more rain

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

Earth, wind and fire — Come on, let’s get more rain

Thanks, Tooele Valley, for supporting the Farmer’s Markets in the area. Your desire to obtain fresh produce and enjoy products made right here in our area is much appreciated. Walt Barlow of the Benson Grist Mill Farmer’s...

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Pie plant should be a part of every garden

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

Pie plant should be a part of every garden

Many people know what pie plant is but you may or may not. If not, you might be interested to know that “pie plant” is the historical common name for rhubarb. You’ve either had rhubarb in a...

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Farmers markets are a great summer tradition

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

Farmers markets are a great summer tradition

I enjoy summer for a lot of reasons. The long days are hard to beat with the coolness that comes in the hours just before and during dusk. I find it very energizing and it’s the part of...

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