EH? PLUS Lights, music, action in Superior
There are better ways to blast away Thanksgiving than shopping in a stampede that makes Pamplona look civil. Cruising by a house on East Third Street in Superior for a light show is one of them.
Rawli... Posted on 11/29/13 at 11:00 PM
IT'S SIMPLY GRAND! Tasty treats on Turkey Day in Grand Forks
Will you be visiting Greater Grand Forks over the Thanksgiving holiday and are looking for a great dinner, or do you live here and don't feel like cooking? Whatever the reason we have some delicious d... Posted on 11/18/13 at 11:13 AM
REALLY EATING A Sunday full of "real food"
It's been a while since I spent much time focused on "real food." We're still eating a lot of real food, but it's been mainly grilled meat with grilled vegetables from the garden, or lunches that I've... Posted on 9/22/13 at 7:16 PM
THE NEW FORTY The intermittent gardener...
On days when the temperatures are tolerable I do marathon sessions in my garden. I typically tell myself that I will just be out there for two hours and six hours later when I wander back inside I won... Posted on 8/24/13 at 2:54 PM
THE DIRT: THE REAL DIRT ON GARDENING FROM A MASTER GARDENER IN MOORHEAD, MINNESOTA Vegetable update
I realized I never gave an update on what I did with the available space in my vegetable garden this weekend.
I looked at quite a few different places in town and was just starting to think I would n... Posted on 8/14/13 at 6:52 AM
Nothing beats the crispness and taste of fresh green beans from the garden, or for that matter, carrots, beets, peas or tomatoes. This is what Nancy Nelson, second-year vegetable gardener, discovered this summer.
Nelson was one of many fledgling gardeners who took part in community gardens in Grand Forks this summer. Not since the Victory Gardens of the World War II era have so many people discovered it was so much fun digging in the ground to plant veggies. This garden produce helped cut food expenses and taught youngsters and others the importance of fresh veggies and fruits in their diets. First lady Michelle Obama’s enthusiasm hasn’t hurt, either.
Robert Hall Tinker, longtime Rockford businessman, found a short-cut to fame and fortune. He married the widow of his boss and achieved both. His wife was the widow of John Manny, who was the inventor of the reaper and who got caught up in a long-term legal clash with Cyrus McCormick, who made a similar claim. Manny won.
While it was too early for the 105th annual Chrysanthemum Show, which begins in late October at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, Grand Forks senior citizens were able to take in the Victorian Week and Ivy Show in late September.
There is both good and bad news on the emerald ash borer scene this week. Let’s begin with the bad news. On a mid-autumn motor coach tour, sponsored the Grand Forks Senior Citizens center, the Prairie Gardener and others enjoyed a preview of fall colors all the way from the Berkshires of eastern New York state to the scattered forests of Pennsylvania.
Once Labor Day has passed, most gardeners began to feel a little melancholy. The growing season is about over, and we face a myriad of tasks before the onset of another prairie winter. Sometimes, the list of tasks appears overwhelming, so the best thing is to set priorities so you can get everything wrapped up by early November when we can experience our first winter storm or blizzard.
Summer is waning and Labor Day is just around the corner. While it is never easy to watch the slow approach of autumn, signaling another winter, we can still have several more weeks of blooms if we planted summer-blooming tubers, bulbs and corms.
We are talking about gladiolus and dahlias primarily, but we also tossed in lesser-known cannas and calla lilies. There are others in this group, too.
Even while our perennial and annual flower gardens are bursting with bloom, we should think about spring color. After a long, prairie winter we will be ready for tulips, daffodils and other bulb flowers.
We don't just want our food to taste good these days: It also has to look good. As a result, food producers use any of 14,000 laboratory-made additives to make our food appear fresher, more attractive or last longer on the shelf.
Economy spurs home garden boom With the recession in full swing, many Americans are returning to their roots — literally — cultivating vegetables in their backyards to squeeze every penny out of their food budget.
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