Monthly Archives: July 2012

Tips and Recipes for Midsummer Herb Harvests

By Joyce Driemeyer (This article first appeared in The Gateway Gardener July 2009 issue) What to do with some of those herbs you are now growing!  Although they have ease of maintenance, weekly snipping and pruning will keep them thrifty and bushy. Water at the root area during very dry periods, a task best done in the early morning.  After

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July is Smart Irrigation Month

(This article first appeared in The Gateway Gardener July 2009 issue.) Tips for Tuning Your System for More Efficient Water Management Sometimes water conservation can be a hard sell in this region among great rivers, where water is still plentiful and relatively inexpensive. But even if you don’t have environmental concerns and your water bill isn’t among your greatest financial

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