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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, October 12th, 2017

Crenshaw melons: the best gardening mistake I’ve ever made

I enjoy the changing of the seasons, but I have to admit that as the active growing season comes to an end, it’s a bit sad for me. Don’t get me wrong. There were days over the last...

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Thursday, October 5th, 2017

With Fall comes the annual pumpkin spice rage

It’s that time of year when we reverse the fits and starts of spring — when winter was forced to relinquish its hold and days of warmth snuck in, giving us a glimpse of the warmer days...

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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 31st, 2017

The Low Down on Water Conditioning

Several years ago, Larry Sagers was conducting a pruning demonstration at our home in our small vineyard. He made the comment that you shouldn’t use the same water that you do for the lawn to water grapes...

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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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