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Make your own eco-friendly weed killer

Make your own eco-friendly weed killer

How to get rid of weeds without harming the environment.

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This tasty weed is making a comeback in Tucson

This tasty weed is making a comeback in Tucson

Edible weeds like purslane are the new super foods.

July 24, 2014 3:00 pm Photos

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Small is sometimes better in the vegetable world

Small is sometimes better in the vegetable world

Truman Capote famously told friends that the very wealthy eat better vegetables.

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Small is sometimes better in the vegetable world

Small is sometimes better in the vegetable world

This Monday, July 7, 2014 photo shows a zucchini flower in New Paltz, New York. Zucchini, picked before the flower has been shed, is young and tender and can be eaten flower and all. (AP Photo/Lee Reich)

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Green thumbs for hire-vei

Green thumbs for hire-vei

New gardeners are increasingly turning to pros to get a good start.

July 19, 2014 11:00 am Photos

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Middle school's aquaponic system teaches kids gardening tech

Middle school's aquaponic system teaches kids gardening tech

Tortolita Middle School has new aquaponic program.

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Gardeners invited to adopt plot at Downtown Tucson library

A new urban garden will take root downtown this September.

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Applications due Sept. 1 for Pima County master gardeners class

Applications due Sept. 1 for Pima County master gardeners class

Glenda Bavier, a master gardner, checks wine grape plants at the Pima County Cooperative Extension.

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Applications due Sept. 1 for Pima County master gardeners class

Applications due Sept. 1 for Pima County master gardeners class

Time is running out to apply for the next Pima County Cooperative Extension master gardeners class.

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Phenology: the study of nature's seasonal changes

Phenology: the study of nature's seasonal changes

A wild lilac bush in the Santa Rita Experimental Range.

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Phenology: the study of nature's seasonal changes

Phenology: the study of nature's seasonal changes

Plant observer Patricia A. Pearson was so impressed by the life of a wild lilac bush growing in the Santa Rita Mountains that she bought one for her Sahuarita yard.

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Free gardening event for kids

Whole Foods Market, located at 5555 E. River Road is having a fun, educational gardening event for kids at 9 a.m. Saturday. Best of all, it's free.

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Free gardening workshop

Free gardening workshop

A good way to save money is to grow your own food.  You can also make a few extra dollars by selling extra produce from your garden.

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Prefab houses so stylish, evironmentally sound, even Redford likes them

ON THE SHELF: BOOK TOUTS ENERGY SAVINGS OF PREFAB HOMES

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Give your tomato plants a second chance

Give your tomato plants a second chance

Green leaves indicate that this tomato plant is thriving. Tomato plants can yield two harvests a year in Southern Arizona: the first around May and the second when the temperatures fall in autumn.

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Give your tomato plants a second chance

Give your tomato plants a second chance

This tomato plant is brown and could be pulled because it might not survive the heat. Iylea Olson decided to leave it in the ground - it might make it until cooler temperatures arrive.

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Give your tomato plants a second chance

Give your tomato plants a second chance

The yellow strands on the leaf show this tomato plant is stressed. Once the temperatures drop in the fall, it and healthy tomato plants may bounce back and provide more fruit.

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Give your tomato plants a second chance

Give your tomato plants a second chance

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Give your tomato plants a second chance

Give your tomato plants a second chance

Even if your tomato plant looks droopy, leggy and flowerless, you might want to hang on to it for a little while longer for a fall crop.

July 29, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Monsoon season is time to plant heat-loving species

Monsoon season is time to plant heat-loving species

Tohono Chul Park offers summer-planting specimens at its Monsoon Madness sale Friday and Saturday.

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