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  • Prison gardens provide food for inmates’ tables, spirits

    It’s been almost 10 years since Dan Stockwell sat in Kitsap County Jail, waiting to be sentenced to life without parole on charges of child molestation. Now, he’s a gardener …


  • Grow your garden with grafted veggies

    How would you like to be on the cutting edge in your garden this year? You will get your chance by going to the WSU/Spokane County Master Gardener Plant Sale …


  • In the Garden: Why your hopes were squashed

    Last year, I received quite a few emails from readers wondering why their summer squash plants weren’t producing. Some plants started to develop a squash only to have it shrivel …


  • In the Garden: It’s a cool time to grow potatoes again

    Potatoes are one of the most enjoyable cool-season crops to grow. Not only are the plants attractive but it’s also great fun to dig for buried treasure in the fall. …


  • In the Garden: Start with crops that like to stay cool

    It’s almost time to start planting cool-season crops. These veggies can be planted in early spring as soon as the soil is dry enough to be worked with. How do …


  • New garden publication, gadgets, LED lighting available

    Just like the garden, my inbox is in need of a good spring cleaning this week. So here are some of the choicer pieces that gardened up. The first is …


  • In the Garden: So many veggies, so little time

    When it comes to choosing veggie seeds to grow in my garden, I have a terrible time narrowing it down to a select few. After all, the photographs in the …


  • Growing beans over an arbor pays big dividends

    It’s time for an update on how my vegetable garden is doing. The plants didn’t get off to the best of starts because of cool temperatures in May and June …


  • Savvy gardeners holding steady on tomato plants

    When it comes to growing veggies, the tomato has to be everyone’s favorite. And why not? The taste of a homegrown, sun-ripened tomato can’t be beat. Right now, I have …


  • Get ready to plant squash, pumpkins

    It’s just about time to start planting warm-season crops in the vegetable garden. This includes beans, corn, tomatoes, peppers, eggplants and summer and winter squash. In this region, our average …


  • Time to try new varieties of veggies

    ‘Variety is the spice of life.” That old adage is certainly applicable to my vegetable garden where I enjoy trying new varieties. Over the years, I’ve tested new offerings against …


  • Time to reflect on the gardening season

    I just love the fall. It’s such a beautiful time of year and our weather has been delightful. But the downside of fall is that the gardening season is coming …


  • Gardeners have been growing as a couple for nearly a decade

    It’s fun interviewing a couple of avid gardeners when they happen to be married to each other. Especially when both have very definite ideas about what should be planted in …


  • Odd weather has left us with winners, losers

    How is your vegetable garden coming along? It’s safe to say the biggest challenge Inland Northwest gardeners have faced this season has been the weather. One of my crop failures …


  • Ripening days in garden numbered

    OK, its time for Plan B for vegetable gardeners. We have about six weeks to get stuff ripe before our traditional first frost date. How do we salvage the rest …


  • Ripening days in garden numbered

    OK, its time for Plan B for vegetable gardeners. We have about six weeks to get stuff ripe before our traditional first frost date. How do we salvage the rest …


  • Store garden’s bounty for taste of summer

    Vegetable gardeners got lucky this fall. In spite of downright cold weather through most of the summer, we got just enough Indian summer to ripen up most of the garden …


  • Store garden’s bounty for taste of summer

    Vegetable gardeners got lucky this fall. In spite of downright cold weather through most of the summer, we got just enough Indian summer to ripen up most of the garden …


  • Time has come to reassess garden goals

    This was not one of our better years for growing a vegetable garden, was it? Between the slow, chilly start to our spring and the up-and-down temperatures during the summer, …


  • Plant a Row benefits food banks

    The hot trend this year is definitely vegetable gardening. Vegetable starts and seeds are flying off the shelves at plant sales and garden stores. By August, Spokane is going to …


  • Plant a Row benefits food banks

    The hot trend this year is definitely vegetable gardening. Vegetable starts and seeds are flying off the shelves at plant sales and garden stores. By August, Spokane is going to …


  • Plant a Row benefits food banks

    The hot trend this year is definitely vegetable gardening. Vegetable starts and seeds are flying off the shelves at plant sales and garden stores. By August, Spokane is going to …

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