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Slow cooking a great way to prepare food
Do you remember when you were younger and coming home to the smell of a home-cooked meal? Was it cooked in a slow cooker? Slow cookers are a great way to prepare food and can be used throughout the year.
Does your vegetable garden have a plan?
Well, it is mid-March and maybe half of us have that vegetable garden started. Maybe the “on the ball” gardeners have new flower beds designed, dug and ready to go. Then there could be some of us in the still thinking stage.
Tips on how to safely handle fresh produce
Do you consume fresh fruits and vegetables daily? They can be nutritious and contain a lot of flavor.
Is it spring or is it winter?
We write the garden articles five days before publication so I cannot give an accurate weather forecast. But it is important to have that forecast before you plant those tender plants and seeds. However to decide?
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Consider bare root perennials in your garden
If you need lots of perennials for an area, an inexpensive alternative could be the bare root stock should be appearing in the big box merchants soon. Bare root stock is also available thru catalog orders.
Pruning roses before possible March freezes
Roses are usually pruned in our area around Valentine’s Day, several weeks before they begin their spring burst of growth. We are probably ready to get outside after the winter weather. And as you will read roses are tough and should be just fine even if we have more freezing during the month of March.
Stop weeds in your garden before they start
Gardening in Texas is always an adventure. The weather can be wreak havoc on our efforts to have a lovely lawn and garden. The heat and drought of last summer stressed or even killed many North Texas lawns, making them especially vulnerable to a prolific invasion of weeds this spring.
Should we get started in the vegetable garden?
The wonderful rain and the multiple days of milder temperatures are probably turning your thoughts to “Should I try a vegetable garden this year?”
Tech livestock judging team crowned national champs
Loni Woolley, a senior from Grandview, was a member of the Texas Tech University Livestock Judging Team that was crowned national champions recently at the 2011 North American International Livestock Exposition in Louisville, Ky. The team won the contest by a 31-point margin, posting a total team score of 4,677 points.
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