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Fresh Roasted
Fresh Roasted

By: - 0 Mon, Sep 18, 2017

It’s harvest time, when all the fruits of our early season labors begin to pay off. Squash and tomatoes are plentiful, onions and beets are ready,...

HOUSEPLANTS FOR THE HOLIDAYS
HOUSEPLANTS FOR THE HOLIDAYS

By: - 0 Mon, Sep 18, 2017

This is the time to begin conditioning poinsettias, Christmas kalanchoe and Christmas cactus to get them ready for the upcoming holiday season. They...

Around the House: Bat infestation in the attic
Around the House: Bat infestation in the attic

By: - 0 Mon, Sep 18, 2017

Dear Ken: I have a 60-year-old toilet that I don't want to replace, but I can't get the flapper valve to quit leaking. Can you help me? -Dan This is...

Expand the repertoire, with fall planted shallots
Expand the repertoire, with fall planted shallots

By: - 0 Mon, Sep 11, 2017

Last autumn on a whim I ordered some French grey shallots to plant for summer harvest. I have grown fall planted garlic for many years with success and...

Homework help: Creating a helpful homework atmosphere for your children
Homework help: Creating a helpful homework atmosphere for your children

By: - 0 Mon, Sep 11, 2017

Classrooms conducive to learning may go a long way toward helping students understand the subjects they study in school, but the environment kids...

Around the House: Vent updates and maintenance
Around the House: Vent updates and maintenance

By: - 0 Mon, Sep 11, 2017

Dear Ken: I can't find the end of one of my long flex downspout pipes. What can I do? -Ted Stick a hose in the gutter and wait until you see a wet...

Bee-friendly pollinator plants
Bee-friendly pollinator plants

By: - 0 Mon, Aug 28, 2017

Pollination occurs when pollen grains are transferred between male and female flower parts: from the anthers to the stigma. Bees use nectar and pollen...

Why awnings are a smart choice for your home
Why awnings are a smart choice for your home

By: - 0 Mon, Aug 28, 2017

Out West Awning Co. has been a staple of the Pikes Peak Region since 1903. The company provides commercial and residential awning services to clients...

Growing and harvesting herbs
Growing and harvesting herbs

By: - 0 Mon, Aug 28, 2017

Many gardeners are enjoying fresh herbs from their gardens now but, if preserved by one of several easy methods, they can also be used after the first...

Around the House: Attic vs. whole house fan
Around the House: Attic vs. whole house fan

By: - 0 Mon, Aug 28, 2017

Dear Ken: We have had lots of lightning strikes in our area, so I want to know about lightning rods. -Whitney First, the odds of any one home being...

Plant Swap by Colorado State University Extension
Plant Swap by Colorado State University Extension

By: - 0 Mon, Aug 14, 2017

Join Colorado State University Extension on August 19 for their community Plant Swap, held at the Extension Office at 17 N. Spruce Street. How the...

Getting rosemary through a Colorado Springs winter
Getting rosemary through a Colorado Springs winter

By: - 0 Mon, Aug 14, 2017

Rosemary is an herb that is popular to grow in Colorado. It has wide culinary use, anything from marinades to bread will benefit from a sprig or two....

Flowers in the fall
Flowers in the fall

By: - 0 Mon, Aug 14, 2017

It’s the time of year when the summer flowers are slowing down and there might not be as much color in the perennial garden as there was a few weeks...

Around the House: Safe electrical systems
Around the House: Safe electrical systems

By: - 0 Mon, Jul 24, 2017

Dear Ken: There are some sites on the web that discourage hall fans because they can be dangerous. Can you give me your side? -Jim First, they are...

It’s not too late for a fall vegetable planting, give a dibble board a try!
It’s not too late for a fall vegetable planting, give a dibble board a try!

By: - 0 Mon, Jul 24, 2017

Mid to late July is a great time to plant some cool season vegetables for a fall harvest. Cool season vegetables grow best during cool weather and can...

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