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Garden Help Desk: How to hug a tree

There’s more to having a beautiful tree in your landscape than just sticking a young tree in the ground. Once you have your tree planted it will need good care to get established and thrive. Before we get to the proper care, let’s have a quick review of How to Hug a Tree, Pt. 1 and Pt. ...

Garden Help Desk: Is there a difference between male and female peppers?

I was buying peppers at a fruit stand last fall, and someone there said that female bell peppers are sweeter than male bell peppers. Is that true? Can you really taste a difference? No, you can’t taste a difference between male and female bell peppers because there is no such thing as a ...

Sunday Drive: New Infiniti QX60 is just the right amount of everything

Christmas came a few days early for us this year when we received a new 2023 Infiniti QX60 to drive during the holiday week. The QX60 was introduced last year with a complete redesign of the vehicle, and we love the new look and feel of this mid-sized SUV. The QX60 is based upon the same ...

Sunday Drive: Tackling a new frontier in the Nissan Frontier PRO-4X

"Happy New Year from Nissan" would have to be our mantra for our week with all-new in 2022 Frontier PRO-4X mid-sized pickup truck. And what a week it turned out to be with over 18 inches of snow falling in the Springville area between New Year’s Day and Wednesday. If nothing else, it proved ...

Garden Help Desk: What caused these hard cores in my tomatoes?

Most of my tomatoes this year had hard white middles that I could hardly cut through. By the time I finished trimming it away there wasn’t much tomato left. What happened? Tomatoes with hard white tissue in the center of the fruit have a physiological disorder called internal white tissue ...