Month: November 2021

As the floodwaters rose, this simple solution kept a B.C. farmer’s fields intact – National Observer


When an unprecedented atmospheric river sent floodwaters rushing across Travis Forstbauer’s fields earlier this month, the Chilliwack, B.C., farmer was worried he’d lose the precious fertile soil his livelihood depends on. He was pleasantly surprised when the water receded to see that his land had suffered minimal damage.…

Eradication of invasive plant species can benefit communities – Chronicle


The Chronicle Mahlabezulu Zulu FOR a long time, invasive plant species have caused a splitting headache to communities due to their negative effects on the environment. As a result, their control has drawn much attention from different stakeholders, like the Government, environmentalists, local leadership and different communities depending…

December to-do list: What to plant, fertilize, prune and more – The Dallas Morning News


With December upon us and colder weather on the way, here’s your gardening to-do list.PlantCool-season annuals and hardy perennials — use seed or transplants for delphiniums, larkspur, poppies, arugula, cabbage, kale, Swiss chard, greens, spinach, lettuce, carrots and garlic (bulbs, corms or rounds). Trees, shrubs, vines, ground covers…