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Cold summer nights, frost any time, long summer droughts- gardening in the Klamath Basin entails a unique set of challenges that often catch transplanted gardeners off guard. Helping gardeners understand those challenges and how to work around them with research based, sustainable practices …

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We are fortunate to have quite a selection of stores with different merchandise in the Klamath Falls area to be able to comparison shop for the items we need. If you have the time to read the weekly ads and go to various stores, you will be able to save quite a bit.

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Using fresh herbs in cooking adds layers of fragrance and flavor, and can make even simple recipes more interesting and enjoyable. For most herbs, the leaves are the part most commonly used. Cutting herb plants back mid- season is a tactic with multiple benefits- provides a harvest, contribu…

Children don’t stay children forever. They grow up and move on with their lives. That is as it should be. But when do mothers stop being mothers?

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Hot off the OSU press this month is “Enhancing Urban and Suburban Landscapes to Protect Pollinators”, a forty page guide for those seeking to convert yard and garden space into pollinator paradise. This publication, available free online (https://catalog.extension.oregonstate.edu/em9289) inc…

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For most culinary herbs, especially those used for their leaves, value for cooking is diminished when plants bloom. Plants undergo physiological changes as they transition from vegetative to reproductive phase, and in herbs this often negatively effects the flavor. Dill is one exception: sin…

The first man I ever loved never learned to cook. If no one cooked for him, he would eat out or go hungry.

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No matter how small or big your kitchen is, you use appliances that cost energy dollars. You also use water, whether just from the sink, or your refrigerator. Here are a few ideas on how you can save energy and water, which equals saving money in your kitchen.

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Tree fruits are one of the more challenging crops for the Klamath gardener: even when everything is done just right, there will be years when damaging frost and bloom time intersect, resulting in no fruit. Recognizing the issues common to fruit trees in our area can help gardeners harvest mo…

Just when I began to think I might survive the quarantine lockdown, my husband decided to take up a new instrument.

If Norman Rockwell could’ve painted this day, he might’ve called it: “An Average American Family in the Age of Covid-19 in Desperate Need of Haircuts.”

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Herbs include some of the easiest plants to grow. In addition to culinary uses, herbs offer fragrance, oils that deter feeding pests, and flowers that support pollinators. While a few herbs are hardy enough to be perennial in the Klamath Basin, others will be annuals in our area, to be enjoy…

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Summer will officially be here in little less than three weeks – are you ready? Most of the preparation for getting ready for summer takes little expense but may take some time and energy. Here are a few suggestions to save on all three: money, time and energy.

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More than 2,000 local gardeners converse on the Facebook Group “Gardening in Klamath Falls Oregon”, trading plants, information, and suggestions. A common theme, especially among gardeners new to the area, is “when do you plant…….?” Gardeners with experience in our climate persistently point…

Growing up, I was often told by my mother and grandmother and all of my aunts — women who were world class worriers — that worrying is not only a sin, but a big waste of time.

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Recent sessions of much-needed rain have been a blessing to Klamath Gardeners. Rain typically becomes rarer as summer progresses in the Klamath Basin, and many readers are already aware of the drought predictions for the area this year. At the same time, gardening is enjoying a resurgence- i…