Topic: Garden

The Urban Almanac: December 2017

A monthly compendium of random wisdom for the natural world and beyond. DEC 1 Sunrise. 7:32am. Sunset 5pm. In Salt Lake City, December is the cloudiest month of the year, with only …

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Time to Start Your Orchard

Dig into glorious fall. With glorious fall upon us, many get the itch to plant things, like fruit trees. Get them in the ground now and they will be comfortably in their new home b …

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Trees Under Attack!

How to care for and protect our urban forest, Part 2. Trees are an integral part of our urban landscape. They cool our homes, shelter us from cold winds, and are particularly pleas …

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The Herbalist Is In: Harvest Season

September is a plentiful time in the herb garden. The early, abundant September garden is a gratifying sight which beckons us to the harvest and keeping of the fruits of our labor. …

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The Worm Pit

Grow your own fertilizer! Healthy soil equals nutrient-dense food and healthy people. We all can improve our soil health by using red wiggler composting worms to make beautiful com …

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Garden Like a Boss: Please Please Please Water Those Trees!

The peak heat of August in our Salt Lake City summer brings with it some of the most uncomfortable and stressful weeks for our gardens and the gardeners that inhabit them. While on …

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Making Compost Extracts

One pound of compost becomes a feast for the whole garden. Wow! I have waaaaaaaay too much high-grade compost!” said no gardener ever. Generating that much rich, dark garden goodne …

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Orach: Nutritious, attractive and easy to grow!

The scene was the annual seed swap at the Sorenson Center about eight years ago. This guy had a large bag of reddish seeds that resembled parsnip seeds, only they weren’t. “They ca …

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Perennial onions Easy and yummy!

Let’s face it, sometimes it’s nice to have food plants just grow. No buying, no planting, no coddling, those are some of the wonders of growing perennial onions. Oh yes, they also …

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Register your hive

Got a beehive? Join the club Here are some good reasons to register your beehive with the state. No apiary is too big or too small to be registered. You’ll get up-to-date info on d …

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The Krishna Garden

A community permaculture food forest in the making The Krishna Food Forest is an urban story of reclaiming the land for the benefit of the a whole community. Six years ago the prop …

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Be Your Own Plant Doctor | Identifying nutrient deficiencies like a boss

June, you are a serious garden season sweet spot. Veteran spring crops are side by side with freshly planted warm weather selections, both eagerly lapping up the ever more present …

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June 2017 Urban Almanac: A monthly compendium of random wisdom for the home, garden and natural world.

  JUNE 1  June is LGBT Pride Month. Gay marriage is now legal in all 50 U.S. states and in 22 countries. JUNE 2 Moonstone, June’s birthstone (along with pearl and alexandrite) …

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Urban Garden & Farm Tour: Apply now to be a tour site

Wasatch Community Gardens is looking for innovative, creative, or just downright awesome gardens that owners are willing to show to others. If you have backyard chickens, bees, com …

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The Urban Almanac: May 2017

A monthly compendium of random wisdom for the home, garden and natural world. MAY 1 May Day/Beltane. The Sun rises at 6:25 a.m. today and sets at 8:24 p.m. Start hardening off warm …

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