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Late Fall Pruning Tips

Well it’s officially here, the dormant season!  Trees lose their leaves, grass turns brown for the winter, insects go into hiding (or try to escape into our homes) and a nice white blanket of snow covers up everyone’s yard and garden problems!  Sometimes us gardeners are tempted to get a jump start on spring yard…

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So you want to be a Master Gardener?

It’s the time of year again when the harvest is in full swing, kids are back to school and the Extension office is flooded with phone calls from those eagerly inquiring about the upcoming Master Gardener program. Throughout the year we keep an interest list with names and emails of those who would like to…

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Our Numbers Are In!

2020 was a challenging year to say the least, but our Farmers’ Markets at Senior Centers numbers are in and they are impressive if I must say so myself.  Drumroll please… We serviced 2,500 seniors in 2020 during 40 markets with 9,610 pounds of fresh produce estimated at $22,747. We gave away (amongst other things):…

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It’s Time To Clean Garden!

I know, I get it, it’s been a long summer and you are tired of yard work but this fall is critical for Spring 2021 garden preparation!  Insect pests and diseases can overwinter in garden debris so it is essential to tidy up your garden this fall to avoid potential problems next growing season!  As…

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Predicting Drought in Utah?

Hi Folks, in case you missed it there was a really neat article in ksl.com about USU researchers who are using a model to forecast drought one to three years in advance!  Check out the story here. I also want to make sure everyone is familiar with USU’s Climate Center website which contains all kinds of…

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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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