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Thursday, August 25th, 2016

Awash in a sea of tomatoes? Read this!

Tomatoes have been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. Given adequate moisture, they thrive quite well in the desert west.  Not that I was a huge fan of them as a...

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Thursday, August 18th, 2016

Ground covers to the rescue

When we look back through photos of our house and surrounding grounds, it’s pretty astounding to see how much things have improved around here. When we began, our lot was a dry-farmed wheat field. There was essentially...

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Thursday, August 11th, 2016

Gardening problems? Who you gonna call?

Being a part of the gardening community here in the valley, as well as along the Wasatch Front, has been a great thing. For those of you that engage with many of the fine people in gardening...

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Thursday, August 4th, 2016

Love or hate it, the Russian olive is here to stay

There I was, in the heat of the day, with no relief in sight. Even when the breeze blew, it offered no cooling — only the sense of what it feels like when you open an oven...

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Wheat’s rich tradition

Thursday, July 28th, 2016

Wheat’s rich tradition

A couple of weeks ago, I was making a short shopping run into Tooele and headed south on SR-36 coming out of north Erda. I immediately noticed a sizable dust cloud up ahead off to my right. I...

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A loss that defies comprehension

Thursday, July 21st, 2016

A loss that defies comprehension

On Wednesday morning, I awoke to the news that several of our fellow community members had lost their homes to fire. I typically submit articles for publication on Tuesday or Wednesday, and I had an almost-completed article...

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Don’t let arugula’s funny name fool you

Thursday, July 14th, 2016

Don’t let arugula’s funny name fool you

Editor’s note: This week’s article is penned by Maggie Cooper, wife of usual Garden Spot columnist Jay Cooper. Summertime conjures up many childhood memories for me. I grew up in southern Arizona, where we literally could (and...

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Thursday, July 7th, 2016

Escargot in Erda? Yum!

Last week, I extolled the virtues of a vital and growing garden space. While I would like to pick and choose what comes to live in the habitat that has developed around our place, it’s not up...

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Thursday, June 30th, 2016

Something new in the neighborhood

One of the most enjoyable aspects of gardening is seeing the garden space take on a life of its own. No, I’m not talking about weeds and other pests! That’s certainly a factor, but it’s been my...

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Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

Tooele Valley’s Rose Oasis

The longest day of the year for us is now a couple of days behind us, but we have a good couple months to enjoy long days and warm weather. In fact, it’s been downright hot for...

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