Buying locally grown food supports Colorado's economy and environment.
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Organic produce in the grocery store is labeled as good for the environment. No pesticides on the produce may reduce soil and water contamination, but organic goods that come from faraway places increase pollution and diminish the quality of those fruits and vegetables.
Garlic needs to be planted in the fall for a summer harvest.
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Garlic planted along the Front Range in the autumn is ready for harvest the following July. Like spring flowering bulbs garlic will set roots and start growing in the warm autumn soil. As the soil cools the growth stops, but the plant is ready to start growing as soon as the soil warms up in the spring.
Wilted leaves can be a sign of either not enough or too much moisture.
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The middle of the summer in Northern Colorado is characterized by sweltering heat, with daytime highs in the 90’s. That means many plants will suffer from the hot Colorado sun. While trees come equipped to respond to sweltering temperatures, smaller garden plants are more vulnerable.
The Hummingbird Moth is named after its fast moving wings.
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It may be early in the summer, but Hummingbird Moths are making their appearance in Colorado gardens. According to CSU entomologist Whitney Cranshaw, northern Colorado could see an abundance of Hummingbird Moths this year.
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There's always something to do in the garden. You can spend the longest day of the year weeding, digging, mowing and pruning. Or you can take time to relax and enjoy the flowers and fruits of your labor on the Summer Solstice.