Agriculture

Grow an Abundant Tomato Harvest in a Pot
Harvest and enjoy the garden-fresh flavor of tomatoes right outside the kitchen. Grow them in containers set on the patio, balcony, deck or stairs. Gardeners will enjoy the...
Celebrate National Arbor Day with 10 Free Shade Trees by joining...
National Arbor Day is Friday, April 28, this year, and the Arbor Day Foundation is making it easy for anyone to celebrate the annual tree-planting holiday. Join the...
Producing quality hay takes planning
Dr. Jason Banta, AgriLife Extension beef cattle specialist, Overton, said producing high quality hay can eliminate the need for protein and energy supplementation for beef...
TCIA says: Don’t use climbing spikes when pruning trees
Homeowners should ask if their tree care provider is using spikes to climb while pruning the trees? Climbing spikes are sharpened steel spikes attached to the climber’s...
Add a bit of color and interest to salads with edible flowers like nasturtium. From the Garden to the Party
Make every meal a special event by bringing the garden to the table. Serve favorite dishes made from homegrown ingredients. Then allow guests to...


Mosquito Control Workshop April 7
A vector management workshop for city and municipal personnel will be from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, April 7 at the R.B. Hubbard Center, 304 E. Ferguson St. in...
Rusk Garden Club honors March Yard of the Month
The Rusk Area Garden Club has chosen the yard of Vic and Phyllis Heackley at 204 S. Barron Street as its March yard of the month. Pictured from...


Cracks can cause Hazards in Trees
Tree failure is a major cause of property damage, especially after high-winds. If the wind is strong enough, even healthy trees can be uprooted or broken. But it might not...
Proper Tree Planting Tips for Arbor Day
Arbor Day, an April holiday that celebrates the planting and caring for trees, is a popular time for homeowners to add new trees to their landscapes. Before doing this,...
With the vast number of tomato varieties, selecting the right tomato for your growing conditions and intended use is important. Select the Best Tomatoes for Your Garden and Table
Sliced, sauced, or cooked in a favorite recipe; tomatoes are a favorite and versatile vegetable. What’s more, they taste best when grown and...


BBB Offers Tips for Hiring a Landscape Contractor
A beautifully landscaped lawn can be tricky for a do-it-yourself project, and some people need a little help. Those who are thinking about hiring a landscape contractor,...
Planter boxes with built-in trellises like this Apex trellis planter enable gardeners to maximize their garden space for growing vegetables and flowers. Grow a Bigger Garden in a Smaller Space
Whether in the ground or on a balcony or deck, there’s always room to grow your own garden-fresh produce and beautiful flowers. Space saving...


Gardening can be a great family activity and children exposed to the outdoors and gardening are more focused, have less issues with attention deficit and score higher on tests. Family Gardening Provides More Than a Bountiful Harvest
Gardeners know digging, planting, harvesting and even viewing a garden is good for the mind, body and spirit, it improves strength and flexibility,...


Master Gardeners spring conference this weekend
The Cherokee County Master Gardeners will hold their annual spring conference Saturday, March 11 at First Christian Church, 222 Beaumont St. in Jacksonville. Registration...
Spring Garden Conference
Cherokee County Master Gardeners Association will host their Spring Garden Conference with registration starting at noon and the first program beginning at 1 p.m. on...