Maggie O’Neill It’s one thing to work with a commonplace handheld garden trowel, but quite another to use an ergonomically-designed tool. The founder of Radius Garden Tools has created four handheld products that enhance a gardener’s digging experience and provide more ease when planting, weeding and cultivating. These tools are curved at the handle — [...]
Maggie O’Neill Whether you’re putting new plants in your garden or pulling out stubborn weeds, you’ll find that the Women’s Bionic Blooms Gardening Gloves last much longer than cotton run-of-the-mill counterparts. In all actuality, these fitted garden gloves resemble a fancy pair of driving gloves with their leather cushioning on the palms and Velcro closures [...]
Priscilla J. Dunstan Family activities are wonderful for creating memories, building family unity and having fun. It’s important to pick activities that the whole family can enjoy, remembering that not everyone enjoys things in exactly the same way. Building a spring garden together, while using each child’s dominant sense, can make each part of the [...]
Audry Olmsted Want to get a jump on next year’s garden? One way is to build a hoop house to extend the growing season back into late winter.
Russell Anglin The prayer garden at the west side of Tucumcari Memorial Park Cemetery was busy Wednesday morning with five visitors seeking out the gravestones of loved ones between 11 a.m. and noon. Betty Cooper-Coslett, a lifelong Quay County resident whose first husband is buried in the garden, said she was unhappy with what she [...]
By Karl Terry: Guest columnist I had threatened to put in a garden for the last three summers. The last several weeks we’re finally enjoying the fruits of our labor. Back in the spring I tilled up a spot in the southwest corner of our yard and planted a variety of vegetables. Overall the new [...]
By QCS Staff Quay County SunThe ground under Ed Perea’s feet at Turner and Seventh streets doesn’t look like much. But with a sweep of his hand, Perera points out the long horizontal space on the 100 x 50 foot lot where he envisions lush tomatoes and other vegetables ripening in the sun. “It’ll be [...]
By Tom Dominguez, Quay County Extension Garden Checklist for November l Don’t get in a hurry to prune woody plants. Late December through February is usually the best time to prune them.l Place orders for seeds this month so you will have them available when you are ready to plant. By ordering early, you will [...]
By T Don’t allow plants with green fruit or berries to suffer from lack of moisture. Hollies will frequently drop their fruit under drought conditions. Some vegetables such as cucumbers or eggplants also become bitter if underwatered during peak growing times. l Coleus and caladiums require plenty of water this time of year if they [...]
By Tom Dominguez, Quay County Extension It’s time to evaluate the volume of water delivered from lawn sprinklers to ensure healthy, stress-free grass during the heat of the summer.