Features: Outdoors

Apr. 16, 2013 @ 03:21 PM

Choosing fertilizers, soil amendments that suit your garden

Fertilizers, both chemical and organic are usually chosen for N-P-K (nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium or potash) content. But is that all that’s needed to grow healthy and nutritious vegetables, herbs and fruits?


Apr. 09, 2013 @ 04:23 PM

Attracting beneficial insects to the garden

Bugs, insects, pests — whether they are creepy-crawlies and air-borne, our garden is full of them.


Mar. 25, 2013 @ 11:10 AM

Starting seeds takes warm soil temperatures

Whether we are planting seeds or transplants, we need to consider not just about the air temperature, but the soil temperature as well when starting our gardens indoors and out.


Mar. 20, 2013 @ 09:53 AM

Traditions set the rhythm of our lives

Traditions are interesting, as they are basically a ritual that involves more than one person.  One of my favorite traditions is opening day of dove season.


Mar. 13, 2013 @ 12:27 PM

Purple Martin scouts return to Union County

In the birding world, few species generate more excitement than does the “Purple Martin,” a swallow that is arriving now in the Carolinas, with reports of “scouts” logged almost daily online.


Mar. 13, 2013 @ 05:28 AM

Limited space need not limit your garden

Limited growing space doesn’t have to limit you from growing vegetables, herbs and fruits. All you need are sunshine, water, fertilizer, a suitable container with a good growing medium and healthy transplants to successfully grow your own fresh, local and organic food in containers.