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Thursday, April 21st, 2005

Beets have humble past

Rodney Dangerfield isn’t the only one who “don’t get no respect.” Some members of the vegetable world “don’t get no respect” either. One of these is the lowly beet. Even its scientific name, Beta vulgaris, seems a...

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Thursday, April 14th, 2005

Expo great place to learn art of spring gardens

Gardeners in Tooele County are in for a rare treat with the Tooele Spring Garden Expo coming to Tooele this Saturday. The Expo is present by Utah State University Advanced Master Gardeners. These dedicated gardeners travel each...

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Thursday, April 7th, 2005

Schedule seedling starts for optimal plant growth

The roller coaster weather of spring serves as a reminder that summer is on the way. To green thumbs, that summer weather means cucumbers, tomatoes, squash and corn — in short, a vegetable garden. For some, it...

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Thursday, March 31st, 2005

Take action to prolong spring color, nourish bulbs

You have to wonder about spring bulbs. Sometimes it seems that they lack good sense. You go out on mornings like we’ve had the past few days and you see the tulips, daffodils and hyacinths with their...

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Thursday, March 24th, 2005

Utah’s spring blossoms make four seasons supreme

Dear Mom, Not to rub it in, but we are planting tomatoes and peppers tonight for a family activity and we are supposed to have 80 degree weather all week — which is nice for Rachel on...

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Thursday, March 17th, 2005

Brush up on pruning knowledge for Spring

Next Sunday spring will officially arrive. It is common knowledge that late winter or early spring is time to prune fruit trees. So armed with that knowledge, pruners and a saw, you head out to get your...

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Asian vegetables are easy

Thursday, March 10th, 2005

Asian vegetables are easy

As we approach the middle of March enjoying the warm weather we have had recently, many gardeners are looking forward to putting in cool season crops. Among those are beets, Cole crops, peas, radishes and similar plants....

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Tuesday, March 8th, 2005

Asian vegetables have grown in popularity

As a child, when I thought of vegetables I ate, my scope was pretty limited. It included beans, peas, corn, beets and sometimes carrots. Stretched a little, it might include winter squash and some “salad vegetables” like...

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Thursday, March 3rd, 2005

Try these awardwinning varieties

Gardening is the most popular outdoor activity in the United States. People everywhere in the country are growing lawns, flower beds, vegetable gardens and container gardens. And gardening is big business. Each year, people are out looking...

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Thursday, February 24th, 2005

Bonsai require effort like any work of art

Bonsai (pronounced bone sigh) is quite simply a tree in or on a container. The art is as old as the pyramids and the trees themselves resemble trees of great age. Although many bonsai have lived for...

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