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Trouble with growing tomatoes, she’s known a few

August 8, 2014 The first red tomatoes have arrived, finally, and they are wonderful. But, as always in the garden, the first brown leaves also have arrived. more »»

Briefly, Aug. 8

August 8, 2014 Photo contest deadline coming Aug. 15 is the last day to enter Seneca Conservation District’s annual photo contest. Competition is open to non-professional photographers. more »»

Park programs, Aug. 8

August 8, 2014 Tiffin Summer Splash is to begin at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Hedges-Boyer Park. Bring a nonperishable item to the outdoor pool 1-7 p.m. for free admission. more »»

Tomatoes’ lack of progress testing gardener’s patience

August 1, 2014 Every morning, I take my first cup of coffee out to the garden, looking for that first completely red tomato. more »»

Briefly, August 1

August 1, 2014 Seneca County Parents and caregivers are invited to introduce babies ages birth to 12 months to mud during the next Backpackin’ Babies program at 2 p.m. Aug. 12 at Clinton Nature Preserve. more »»

Every community should have green commons area

July 18, 2014 I am stretching the boundaries of a garden column here just a bit, but it is a subject I feel very strongly about and it does, after all, involve a square plot of grass. more »»

Red-tailed hawk a notable hunter of rodents

July 18, 2014 Humans have been fascinated with birds of prey — eagles, hawks, falcons, owls — for thousands of years. We admire their gracefulness in flight and their skill as hunter. more »»

Park programs, July 18

July 18, 2014 Seneca County “Mud, Mussels and Mosquitoes” is the title of a Track & Trail for Teens program set for 5-8:30 p.m. July 21 at Wolf Creek Park, campground entrance. more »»

Outdoor Briefs

July 18, 2014 Lottery deadline nears for early teal hunt Those interested in hunting Pickerel Creek Wildlife Area on opening day of teal season are encouraged to enter a lottery, according to the Ohio Department... more »»

Gardeners can plant more than once a season

July 11, 2014 By mid-July, some of your crops in the vegetable garden should have ripened and been harvested. This leaves a space that either can be taken over by weeds or reused for another successful planting. more »»

Park programs, July 11

July 11, 2014 Seneca County “Mud, Mussels and Mosquitoes” is the title of a Track & Trail for Teens program set for 5-8:30 p.m. July 21 at Wolf Creek Park at the campground entrance. more »»

Harmful algae bloom forecast

July 11, 2014 GIBRALTER ISLAND — A significant harmful algal bloom is forecast for the western basin of Lake Erie this summer. more »»

Weeds, pruning, plant bargains, these are some midsummer delights

July 3, 2014 These midsummer days are wonderful in the garden. more »»

Park programs, July 3

July 3, 2014 Seneca County A Nature Walk Bird Talk is planned at 8 a.m. July 12 at Garlo Heritage Nature Preserve, SR 19 south of Bloomville. more »»

Park programs

June 27, 2014 Seneca County • Join Seneca County Park District for a Nature Walk Bird Talk at 8 a.m. July 5 at Garlo Heritage Nature Preserve, SR 19 south of Bloomvill. more »»

Outdoor briefs, June 27

June 27, 2014 Controlled deer, waterfowl hunt applications due July 31 COLUMBUS — Applications are being accepted for controlled deer and waterfowl hunts on selected Ohio public areas during the 2014-15 season,... more »»

Awkward spaces just the place for large plants

June 27, 2014 Sometimes, there is an awkward space in the garden that needs a large plant to fill it. There are tall and wide-spreading plants that will serve the purpose. more »»

Versatility, durability of hostas make them perennial winners

June 20, 2014 A couple of weeks ago I wrote about foliage plants, and it seems hostas are the overwhelming favorite in this categor. more »»

Park programs, June 20

June 20, 2014 Seneca County Children ages 6-12 are invited to a “Becoming Julie” program 2-4 p.m. Tuesdays in July, beginning July 1, at Mercy Community Nature Preserve. more »»

Following slower start, vegetables showing good growth

June 13, 2014 I finally have everything planted in the vegetable garden. Although the area is small, I do cram a lot into the 11 plots there. more »»



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