STAFF BLOG 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
PRAIRIE FARE Try More Cruciferous Veggies
Brussels sprouts are neat. They look like little brains, my husband said to my son and daughter, who were about 9 and 6 at the time.
I think he was hoping to entice them. Gross food sometimes appea... Posted on 10/4/13 at 2:54 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 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
STAFF BLOG TWIN PORTS BUSINESS Cleaning changes, products follow
Marathon cleaning is so yesterday.
You know, the thorough, top-to-bottom cleaning many of us used to do, with the emphasis on "used to."
For life is faster now, complicated with multi-tasking. And o... Posted on 7/24/13 at 12:50 PM
Mike Panula didn’t think the partial government shutdown, if it happened, would directly affect him. On Tuesday, the Lakewood Township resident learned that it did: Both he and his wife, Jami, were out of their jobs at the Duluth-based 148th Fighter Wing for the indefinite future.
It’s not a surprise, but it is now official: Duluth, Superior and Cloquet are in a drought. But while lawns and fields are growing brown and brittle in the Twin Ports — with more heat on the way — areas to the north have seen summer rainfall much greater than normal.
Why does kale get to just sit there and grow, doing the only thing it really wants to do, while I have to toil away, tilling the soil, planting the seeds, watering the garden, and weeding away any competitors?
Emily Stone, Naturalist/educator at the Cable Natural History Museum
, July 05, 2013
Get gardening now
Soil testing can be done as soon as gardeners can dip down nine inches into the dirt. The $15 test helps prevent over-fertilizing. More information on soil testing is available at http://douglas.uwex.edu/horticulture/.
As snow melts and temperatures rise, local green thumbs have begun itching.
“I’ve talked to a lot of people who are anxious,” said Jane Anklam, horticulture and agriculture educator with the University of Wisconsin-Extension. “They’re more ready to grow in the garden than the garden is ready for it.”
Late blight is likely to hit Wisconsin again this year, but the University of Wisconsin Extension plant pathologist Amanda Gevens says that there are some new cultivars available which are resistant to the disease.
By Kristen Durst, Wisconsin Public Radio
, April 08, 2013
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