Topic: Garden

A novel approach to extending the gardening season: August 1st is the time to plant for your fall garden!

I’m a huge fan of risky behavior in the garden. The edge is where the action is. Our seasonal weather in Utah is a wild ride to be sure, and you never quite know what the next week …

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Mulch: Few things have such a dramatic impact on plant health in our hot, dry climate – and are so simple

Mulching is the art of nourishing and protecting your soil with a layer of organic matter applied evenly to the surface. It mimics the way that nature recycles organic matter to bu …

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Herbs for a magical Midsummer: Potions you can make to soothe your summertime body and celebratory soul.

Summer Solstice is just around the corner! The last few months have been a bit dark and heavy for many of us, so I’m looking forward to celebrating the Sun, the Summer, and a littl …

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Creature of Nature: Jimmy Turner A visit with Red Butte Garden’s new Executive Director

Red Butte Garden’s new executive director, Jimmy Turner, arrived in Utah from Australia on March 13. The same day, in response to Covid-19, the garden shut down. At a time when thi …

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The neighborhood Resiliency Initiative

As gardening interest blooms, neighbors find a way to help each other. With the COIVD-19 pandemic exposing the vulnerabilities of our global supply systems —trade corridors shuttin …

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Bring back the Victory Garden

Shit gets real. Earthquakes. A global pandemic. Grocery store aisles stripped bare. Restaurant dining rooms, bars, and many businesses are closed. Despite our state’s misplaced rep …

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Gardeners, it’s time to quit your tiller!

We are here for an intervention. Dark, luscious, fertile soil; weed-free, loose, loamy and teeming with life: This is the foundation every gardener dreams of starting each season w …

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Let’s get weird

Try something new and unusual in your garden this year! It’s a great time to be a human on planet Earth. Never before have we had so much access to so many new potential experience …

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Paradise vs. a parking lot

We often don’t know what we’ve got till it’s gone The history of Salt Lake City is one of self-reliance, community and agriculture. When the Mormon pioneers first arrived in the Sa …

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It’s all about healthy growth: Seeds of Success

Cultivating gardens while sowing the Seeds of Success In the summer of 2016, Wasatch Community Gardens launched an ambitious new pro­ject: to build and grow a 1.4-acre farm out of …

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City gardening: Should you be concerned?

No! Just follow these simple rules (and always wash your produce!) The motivation for fresh, clean, organic food gets me out into the garden as soon as I’m off work, and often befo …

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Root cellar alternatives

How to store your crops for winter The last time I went house hunting I had a long list of requirements and even longer list of desires. Where those two lists melded into each othe …

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Pomona Produce

Molly Doktor meets the challenges of the modern-day farmer with equanimity Less than 15 feet from one of the busiest streets in the city, Pomona Produce thrives in stark contrast t …

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Farmer’s Market spotlight: Keep It Real Vegetables

Tyler Montague and Holiday Dalgleish made an important decision about six years ago. They decided that it was time for them to collaborate on a farming project. This led to the bir …

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Aiming for the best at Top Crops

A Westside love story This is a love story. To be fair, all tales of small farms are to some extent love stories. Ask any member of this new generation of farmer their reasoning be …

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