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Garden Help Desk: Water bills and watering habits

Last week we looked at how to reduce your water bill by reducing water use in your lawn. This week we’ll look at watering your garden.Overwatering is responsible for many of the problems in vegetable gardens and contributes to higher water bills. Do you water your garden more than twice a ...

Garden Help Desk: Root out poor lawn-watering habits

Today, we’re looking at a vegetable garden question that’s really more about watering than about growing specific vegetables. Utah’s long-term drought seems to have no end in sight, so landscape water use and wise watering are topics we can all keep in mind.Here’s today’s ...

Garden Help Desk: Try these remedies to address small onions

<strong>Question</strong><em>: Most of my onions last year were small. They only had two or three layers. What should I do to get better onions this year?</em><strong>Answer</strong>: Good soil preparation, ...

Garden Help Desk: Jupiter and Marquis grapes are vine alternatives

<strong>Question</strong><em>: Which table grapes are the preferred varieties for this area? I know Himrod and Canadice seem to be the most common green and red varieties at the local nurseries. I heard there was a grape trial going on. Did that or ...

Garden Help Desk: Greater peachtree borers are the pits

<em><strong>Q</strong></em><em>uestion: I have young peach trees with borers. I understand there isn’t a good way to get rid of them except to dig them out from under the bark, but that seems pretty damaging. All the ...

Garden Help Desk: Red fire bugs are harmless pests

<em><strong>Q</strong></em><em>uestion: I am wondering what type of bug this is in my photo and how to manage it so that they don’t ruin my plants? There are quite a few of them in my yard. Any help would be ...

Garden Help Desk: Check seed packets for disease-resistant varieties

We’re looking at two related questions today about seed catalogs, vegetable varieties and disease resistance.<em>Question: Where can I find disease-resistant seeds of my favorite tomato and pepper varieties?</em><em>Question: Why do some vegetables in ...

Turning focus to what should be in a hospital go-bag

I’m just over one month away from giving birth to two twin boys! Among the long, ever-growing list of things I have yet to get done in the coming days, I’m most concerned with packing up my bag for the hospital.Admittedly, as a first-time mom, the idea of walking into the hospital on D-day ...

Garden Help Desk: Spray for blister mites at budbreak

<em><strong>Q</strong></em><em>uestion: My flowering pear tree had pretty bad blister mites last year. I’m worried my tree will die if I don’t get rid of the mites this year, so I want to be sure to spray at the right ...