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Feathered and furred creatures can struggle to keep cool during summer heat waves since they are not able to remove their “jackets.” Chickens keep their body temperature from ramping up by breathing though their mouth (beak open) like a dog. If you notice chickens fluffing their feathers a lot...
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During August, you can plant vegetables that you can harvest later that fall. You also have an opportunity to plant vegetables that will benefit from being in the ground all winter and can be harvested in early spring.  Most root crops have a sweeter, fuller taste after 1 or...
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Perennials are divided to control size, to rejuvenate a tired-looking plant, or to give plants away to friends and family.  Most perennials can be successfully divided in fall or early spring.  There are a few that are best divided in early summer, and a few that can be divided...
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During the dog days of summer, when is the best time to water your garden? In the Maritime Northwest, most rain falls between the hours of 3 a.m. and 6 a.m. Evaporatively speaking, this is also the most efficient time to water. However, we often don’t get much precipitation...
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There are several methods of preserving your herb harvest for use in your dinner on a future cold and dark winter night. Drying, freezing, as whole leaf or in a pesto or sauce, and infusing them in oil are all great ways to save those special flavors of summer....
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Pickling cucumbers are starting to be harvested in our gardens, and you can find them in farmers markets around Seattle. They are small, bumpy cucumbers that are shaped like the letter “C”. Dill, sweet, bread and butter — there are many types of pickles, and now is the perfect...