Planting in Summer’s Heat

June 30, 2015

Don’t let the summer heat keep you from adding plants to your garden. Here are tips to make it work. A misconception about gardening is you never should plant during summer when it is hot. Conventional wisdom says planting is best done in spring and fall, when the weather is cooler.

But this only applies when transplanting or dividing, which is digging up and moving all or part of a plant that already is established.

It is nearly impossible to dig up an established plant without destroying some of the roots. If you …

Water-Thrifty Plants for Your Garden

June 30, 2015

A colorful summer garden does not need a lot of water. Keep your garden looking lush with these water-wise plants and gardening …

Making the Most of Melons

June 30, 2015

Bob Walchli walks through his field in Hermiston, Oregon, searching for a ripe watermelon. “You want them not too high pitched …

Knots for Anglers

June 30, 2015

One essential—but often overlooked—fishing skill is knot tying. A good knot could be the difference between landing a whopper or …

Nutrient-Rich Summertime Sips

Summer is all about long days and outdoor fun. Whether you are at the beach, a backyard barbecue or soaking in the sun at a music festival, you need to stay hydrated. A daily dose of proper liquid nutrition will have you feeling your …

Blueberry Barbecue Sauce

2 teaspoons vegetable oil ¼ cup onion, minced ½ cup ketchup ¼ cup vinegar 1 tablespoon light brown sugar 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 2 cups fresh blueberries Kosher salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste Heat the oil in a non-reactive saucepan over medium heat. Add …

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