A few weeks ago, I wrote about the gradual warming trend the Pacific Northwest has been experiencing over the past 15 to 20 years. The daytime high temperatures have routinely reached the 90-degree range, while nighttime low temperatures stayed in the 60s. These would be 10 degrees warmer th…
The tomatoes at Big Lick farm are plentiful this time of year. They grow many different varieties including big, small, yellow, orange, green, red and multicolored. This week in my CSA box, I got so many Green Zebra’s. It was my first time having a Green Zebra tomato.
From the faraway land of your very own cupboard you can make a safe, effective and fragrant cleaning spray. I have used it for years and would recommend it for the first-time mother-to-be all the way to my children’s great-grandmother still making delicious pies, and everyone in between.
Summer vacation is over, school has begun and soon the new 4-H year will start. What does school starting and 4-H have in common? Learning! “Learn-by-doing” is the 4-H slogan, and research shows that hands-on learning is the most effective way to learn. 4-H focuses on teaching new topics and…
Question: I’ve been trying to keep my lawn green during this hot summer by watering for two hours every day. However, I was horrified by how high my recent water bill was! And my lawn still looks patchy and brown. How can I maintain a healthy lawn during a drought without going broke?
Question: A client called the Plant Clinic this week. He and his son planted pumpkins this spring, hoping to culture a “Giant Pumpkin” for a local contest, but his pumpkins are not as large as he expected. What is the trick to growing giant pumpkins?
Question: I really like the look of lavender plants and am considering adding a few to my landscape. Might you be able to provide information on the different varieties and how to grow and care for them?
August in Douglas County is almost synonymous with fair time. Here in Douglas County, our fair is woven into our local tradition, but have you wondered how fairs like ours began? County fairs are part of our country’s history, dating back to the 1700s.