Tips for growing a healthy garden during drought | house + life + health

Tips for growing a healthy garden during drought |  house + life + health

By JESSICA DAMIANO – Associated Press Many people try to save water just to do the right thing (and save money too). But when a severe drought hits and state and local governments enforce restrictions, water conservation becomes non-negotiable. So far this summer, nearly 65% ​​of the United States and Puerto Rico have experienced “unusually … Read more

Master gardener: How to start your fall vegetable garden | Home & Garden

Master gardener: How to start your fall vegetable garden |  Home & Garden

Tom Ingram Ask a master gardener “I have friends who have been gardening for a long time and they all seem excited to start their fall vegetable gardens. In fact, they are already starting sowing, although it is only July. Is that correct?” —DD Yes, although we’ve recently transitioned into summer, it’s time to get … Read more

Hot weather can stress plants in the vegetable garden | Home & Garden

Hot weather can stress plants in the vegetable garden |  Home & Garden

Scott Evans Nebraska Extension With the summer heat upon us and the National Weather Service forecasting temperatures in the upper 90’s and low 100’s, we’re going to have stress in the vegetable garden. One of the best things you can do is mulch your garden. This helps maintain soil moisture and suppress weeds Grass clippings … Read more

In the garden: hail damage can show up later, so check plants again in a few weeks | Home & Garden

In the garden: hail damage can show up later, so check plants again in a few weeks |  Home & Garden

Damage from Tuesday night’s hailstorm can be delayed, so John Porter recommends gardeners inspect their plants again in a couple of weeks. Porter, who works for Douglas-Sarpy Counties’ Nebraska Extension, said the impact of the hail may have caused bruising that doesn’t show up immediately. “Even the smallest little crack is an entry point for … Read more

Protecting Your Garden Before And After Heavy Storms | Lifestyles: food, home, health

Protecting Your Garden Before And After Heavy Storms |  Lifestyles: food, home, health

By JESSICA DAMIANO – Associated Press While we celebrate blooming roses, ripening tomatoes, and the pollinator frenzy in our backyards, we gardeners should also be aware of the downsides of summer: thunderstorms, tropical storms, and hurricanes. The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is forecasting an “above-average 2022 Atlantic hurricane season,” and even as the … Read more

Tulsa Master Gardeners’ ‘Luxury Landscapes’ is this weekend | Home & Garden

Tulsa Master Gardeners' 'Luxury Landscapes' is this weekend |  Home & Garden

From personnel reports The annual Tulsa Master Gardeners Garden Tour takes place this weekend. Experts are available at every location to answer your gardening questions. This year’s theme is ‘Luxury Landscapes’ and there are five beautifully designed homes to inspire you. The first home is titled “From the First House to the Eternal Home.” These … Read more

How Connie’s Chinese vegetable garden is helping her connect with her culture

A young woman in a sunhat holds a basket fall of greens as she stands next two raised vege beds.

Connie Cao grew up eating tons of delicious Chinese vegetables at home — but never really knowing their English names, let alone realizing she could grow them in her backyard in Naarm, Melbourne. All that changed a decade ago when her parents, both immigrants from Shanghai, planted a vegetable patch and filled it with Asian … Read more

GARDENER COLUMN: Accompanying planting in the vegetable garden | Home & Garden

GARDENING COLUMN: Trying to Wait Patiently for Spring |  Home & Garden

“Gardening is learning, learning, learning. That’s the fun part about them. You’re always learning.” – Helen Mirren I planted my vegetable garden on May 21st and it took me almost all day to work on my garden plan. I have eight 4ft by 8ft beds so I can rotate my plants. However, I continue to … Read more

A tomato lover’s 7 tips to grow them big | Home & Garden

A tomato lover's 7 tips to grow them big |  Home & Garden

By JESSICA DAMIANO Associated Press Tomatoes aren’t just my favorite garden plant—they’re also the most popular among American home gardeners. And no wonder: Have you ever compared a supermarket tomato with a backyard tomato? The scent of home alone puts you straight into summer. Another benefit of growing your own tomatoes is variety. Seeds for … Read more

Master Gardener: Luxury Landscape Garden Tour Coming Up | Home & Garden

Master Gardener: Luxury Landscape Garden Tour Coming Up |  Home & Garden

By Tom Ingram Ask a master gardener As many of you know, horticultural education is one of the most important guidelines, not only for the Tulsa County OSU Extension, but also for the Tulsa Master Gardeners. For this reason we teach horticulture wherever we can and in whatever way we can. As part of this … Read more