gardening

Drought cultivates water-shortage fears for Auburn-area gardens

Phil Rossitto of Auburn is looking forward to planting summer crops of tomatoes and squash at his plot in the School Park Community Food Garden. But Rossitto said that he’s ...

Local farmers need your support

After 20 or 30 minutes, I get tired of pulling weeds and figuring out why certain plants aren’t doing well in my yard. That’s after waiting for the outside temperature ...

Take time this month to plan your garden

I am a perpetual planner. If I have everything planned out ahead of time, I find that I will have less chaos in my life. It doesn’t always work that way but I truly enjoy planni ...

Your garden needs a summer vacation too

I am planning my vacation in August and I am really looking forward to some cool days at the beach! As I am planning my escape from the heat, I was thinking about my yard. I real ...

Gardening column

Our job as parents is to teach our children life skills that will help them mature into productive happy adults. Fortunately, the current “green” trend is helping to teach our ...

Add color to your spring

This is definitely the most beautiful time of year to experience vivid colors, clear air and interesting weather. Living in the country part of Lincoln, I love this time of year w ...

March gardening tips to make your garden and vegetables grow

Flower Hut Nursery Where: 603 4th St., Wheatland Open: Wednesdays through Mondays Info: (530) 633-4526 By Jennifer Miner Special to Inside Lincoln Gardening in March in N ...

Calcium deficiency can cause blossom-end rot in tomatoes

The Placer County Master Gardeners’ free workshop “Growing a fall and winter vegetable garden” will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 20, at the Senior Community Garden ...

Our yards are big laboratories, have fun with it

By Kurt Voigt Special to The News Messenger Finally getting the opportunity to write about what I love to do and what I’ve been doing for the last 20 years was an opportunity I ...

Wise gardening saves wildlife this spring

Spring arrives next week and with it comes man-made dangers ranging from chainsaws to pruning shears for newborns on the edge of the wild in Placer County. Gold Country Wildlife R ...