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Wherever there are plants, there are aphids — thousands of aphids. Maybe not on every plant, but close enough: no gardener will operate for very long without encountering aphids. Also known as “plant lice” and “ant cows,” aphids are related to neither lice nor ants (nor cows).

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With the hot weather coming in finally all I want is fresh veggies and fruit. Listen to your body, it always knows best! This salad is simple and delicious! Check out KFOM (Klamath Falls Online Market) or visit the Saturday Farmer’s Market for fresh vegetables!

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Deer control is a popular topic among participants at question sessions at Extension and Master Gardener events. It is less popular for those expected to answer — because there are no easy answers to deer-related questions. Suggestions like “get a large dog,” so helpful in other locations, a…

Whether dipped in chocolate, tossed in a fruit salad or eaten naked, strawberries say summer in a big way. But they aren’t always cheap or sweet when bought at the store, so save money and get the freshest by growing your own.

Our unusually wet spring in Klamath Falls could lead to more plant disease and fungal growth in our gardens than is typically seen. Even so, not all of the unusual plant issues we are seeing are disease although many resemble disease.

The cooler weather is finally leaving, gardens are growing and the Klamath Falls Farmers Market is downtown every Saturday. Fresh produce always seems to have a better flavor, so why not savor it throughout the year. Here are a few ways to preserve your fruits and vegetables so you can enjoy…

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Squash is a member of the Cucurbitaceae family, often called the “Cucurbits” for short. Like other members of the family — cucumbers, gourds, melons — squash plants like plenty of sunshine and nice warm soil. While in many growing regions indoor seed starting is unnecessary for squash, pre-p…

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Getting your plant protein and greens in one. It’s easy to get both worked into your daily culinary plan. You can even make your beans ahead of time and add them later. And don’t restrict yourself to just lentils, any bean that you love can work in this salad!

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Beginning gardeners are likely to have heard that beans are one of the easiest vegetables to grow in the garden. Beans are commonly used in classroom experiments because the seed is inexpensive and easy to grow. While these general statements are true, there are some details that if understo…

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Clematis is a genus of mostly vining plants, with colorful, showy blooms. Flowers come in a wide variety of forms from bell or cup shaped to large, open stars. There are dozens of types and varieties, from compact, shrubby vines at 3- to 4-feet to long ramblers at 12- to 15-feet. Clematis ar…

Clematis is a genus of mostly vining plants, with colorful, showy blooms. Flowers come in a wide variety of colors from bell or cup shaped to large, open stars. There are dozens of types and varieties, from compact , shrubby vines at 3-4 feet to long ramblers at 12-15 feet. Clematis are surp…