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New Article in Utah State Magazine

Hi Everyone, I hope all is safe and well with you!  I thought I’d take a break this week from the pandemic, pests, fires and windstorm to post some positive news!  In case you missed it, Utah State Magazine featured a story on our senior center farmers’ market program in the fall 2020 issue.  Enjoy!

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A Guide To Growing Garlic

Garlic – what is it good for? Absolutely everything! It enhances so many yummy recipes, it’s the focus of fun festivals, and it scares away those pesky vampires. For those living along the Wasatch Front, the season for planting garlic is rapidly coming to an end and the ground will freeze before we know it.…

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Utah Efforts to Help Monarch Populations

Hi folks, I recently came across a great article in KSL.com about on-going efforts to help out monarch butterfly populations in Utah!  I wanted to make sure to post it here in case anyone missed reading it! Monarch butterfly populations continue to drop at alarming rates.  Here’s how you can help in Utah  

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Are Earwigs Really So Eerie?

No doubt, earwigs look eerie, like really eerie with those prominent backside pinchers and nocturnal activity.  And earwigs are prominent in the garden – every gardener has seen them and wondered, are these insects friends or foes.  Often I hear gardeners categorize them in the foe camp which in some cases is valid.  But earwigs…

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What’s Troubling My Tomatoes?

Many gardeners have waited all summer to eat fresh tomatoes. Sometimes though, as the first tomatoes mature, they may be deformed, cracked or have other problems. In this case, the weather, not microorganisms, is usually to blame. Four conditions are especially common. These include sunscald, cat-facing, cracking and blossom end rot. Consider this information. Sunscald appears…

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It’s Grasshopper Hunting Season!

My six year old son gets excited about catching and pinning one insect the most – grasshoppers.  He is remarkably good at catching them too!  It takes patience, speed, accuracy and stamina to be an accomplished grasshopper hunter because, well, they are fast! I’m seeing lots of grasshoppers this year at Wheeler Farm so this…

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July 4th Weekend Explodes with Color!

As the story goes, many of us are stuck at home with no fireworks show to attend.  But fear not, you can see a spectacular fireworks display of colors in our surrounding mountains.  Take some time in the coming weeks to enjoy a hike, breathe some mountain fresh air and admire the kaleidoscope of colors. …

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Weather Damage to Vegetables

As if this year could be any more stressful – we are seeing injury to plants from an unlikely culprit – weather.  Check out this recent Utah Pests Vegetable advisory with descriptions, images and secondary disease injury that you might be noticing in your own garden.

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2020 Is Certainly A Year for the History Books!

No doubt, we will all remember the year 2020!  So many remarkable events have already occurred this year – and it’s only June!!!  One significant event that occurred this year might have slipped by you unnoticed?  What, you were distracted by an earthquake, pandemic and protests? – excuses, excuses!  If you missed this article in KSL…

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