Garlic Harvested: Get Ready For Fall Planting

Growing garlic in northern Nevada can be challenging but rewarding. If you grew garlic this past year, chances are you have completed harvesting, your garlic areas are empty, and you are enjoying your hard-earned produce. There is no time to rest, though, because now is the time to start preparing …

UN declares 2016 International Year of Pulses

The United Nations declared 2016 the International Year of Pulses. Pulses are legume crops harvested for their dry seed. High in protein and fiber and low in fat, many people worldwide use them as an alternative or supplement to meat. They include dried peas, beans and lentils. Pulses you’ve probably …

Donating the Harvest

By Ashley Andrews, Horticulture Assistant and Liz Morrow, Certified Master Gardener Volunteer If you grow vegetables, you have been there—those times when you have so much zucchini, you cannot keep up with eating it, shredding it, freezing it or sharing it. You have gone as far as to throw zucchinis …

Food Safety in the Garden

Food Safety in the Garden: Clean hands, clean surfaces, clean harvests, clean soil and clean water By Ashley Andrews, Horticulture Assistant and Liz Morrow, Certified Master Gardener Volunteer Many Nevadans live in food deserts, or areas that have limited access to affordable and quality fresh foods. Since we live in …

Order Your Garlic Now for Fall Planting

It’s almost fall and many gardeners are shopping for tulips and daffodils. Another bulb to consider planting this fall is garlic. Like other spring-maturing bulbs, garlic needs a cold period before it will begin to grow. Now is the time to order or purchase your garlic to obtain the greatest …