Moms Gear: Make gardening easier with ergonomic gardening tools

Radius Garden Tools

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 — [...]

Moms Gear: Dig around with gardening gloves that are made to last

gardening gloves

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 [...]

Extension service to offer gardening workshops in April

By Audry Olmsted Spring is in the air and green-thumb enthusiasts are itching to get outdoors and toil in their soil. New Mexico State University experts want to help hobbyists be successful this growing season and the Quay County Cooperative Extension Service will feature several of them in a series of free gardening workshops in [...]

Gardening tips for February

Tom Dominguez

Gardening fruitful experience

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 [...]

Simple tips can help avoid gardening disasters

By Tom Dominguez Some lawn and garden mistakes are easily made, but a little bit of information can go a long way. Here’s what not to do in your landscape in the soil, watering and pest categories. Soil Don’t till or spade soil when it is overly wet or dry. This destroys the structure of [...]

Tree ideas to plant during your winter gardening

By Tom Dominguez, Quay County Extension From a “new planting” perspective, the end of the year can seem to be relatively dull. With all the holiday season activity, garden activities seem less urgent. These latter months have been reserved for planting bulbs, soil preparation, and a few other garden chores. This year, why not think [...]