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U TA H STAT E U N I V E R S I T Y

EXTENSION FAMILY, HOME, AND GARDEN PLANNER 2016

extension.usu.edu

Family, home and gardening tips for the whole year.


“A goal is a dream with a deadline.”

JANUARY

- Napoleon Hill

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HOME AND FAMILY TIPS Take a few minutes to plan a menu for each day of the month. Get ideas at extension.usu.edu/ foodsense.

New Year’s Day

Turn off the TV for 30 minutes a day and exercise.

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Explore Utah4-H.org to find fun activities and projects for youth.

GARDENING TIPS Use de­icing compounds sparingly to avoid salt damage to landscape plants. Set goals for your garden and put your plans and design on paper. Avoid fungus gnats in houseplants by allowing soil to dry between waterings. Grow herbs or micro greens indoors to add fresh greens to your diet. More tips at garden.usu.edu.

START Goals Personal

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

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Specific · Trackable · A Realistic · Timely

Download the USU Extension Financial App Debt Elimination iPhone/iPad App

Home & Family Yard & Garden

Cabbage Patch Stew Find this recipe and more on the Utah Food $ense blog EatWellUtah.org.

1/2 lb lean ground beef 1 large onion 1 c celery 2 c shredded cabbage 1 T Worcestershire sauce 2 t chili powder 1 t garlic powder

1/4 t cumin 2 c water 1 T sugar 1-15 oz can kidney beans, rinsed and drained 2 -15 oz cans Mexican stewed tomatoes

Helping Debtors Become Savers! • Personalized

plan interest • Become debt free • Save

Food $ense (SNAP-Ed) offers free nutrition and cooking classes in your area. Find out more at extension.usu.edu/foodsense.


FEBRUARY SUNDAY

“Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.” - Mother Teresa

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HOME AND FAMILY TIPS Set date nights with your partner. Plan and set dates that include a variety of fun activities with your family.

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Help teens learn about healthy relationships through 4­-H. Find out more at Utah4­-H.org.

GARDENING TIPS

Valentine’s Day

Presidents’ Day

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Show your fruit trees some LOVE! Fertilize fruit trees at the end of the month. Prune grapes toward the end of February. Sign up for pest advisories for seasonal advice at utahpests.usu.edu.

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A new tradition we can start this month is: A fun family activity this month is:

We can improve our home and family this month by: We can serve each other this month by:

Salt Lake County

Date Your Mate

Celebration! Northern Utah

Marriage

Celebration! Get tickets at smithtix.com

Feb. 19th

A meaningful date night activity this month is:

Let USU Extension Help Strengthen Your Relationships!

Feb. 5th

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Ways to Strengthen Family Relationships

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Slow Cooker Mac-N-Cheese Find this recipe and more on the Utah Food $ense blog EatWellUtah.org.

1/2 t salt pepper, to taste 2 c Italian blend cheese 1/2 c Parmesan cheese 1/4 c breadcrumbs

Cook the pasta in a pot of boiling water for 5 minutes. Drain and set aside. Combine both milks, eggs, melted and stir. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese on top of pasta. Cook cheese and cook on low for 30 more minutes. Food $ense (SNAP-Ed) offers free nutrition and cooking classes in your area. Find out more at extension.usu.edu/foodsense.


USU Botanical Center

“Dream big and dare to fail.”

MARCH

- Norman Vaughan

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HOME AND FAMILY TIPS Keep important documents in a safe place by preparing a personal/financial binder. Download the binder template at extension.usu.edu/ homeandfamily.

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Clean out closets, cabinets, and storage spaces. Donate unused items to charity. Find ways to simplify your life by keeping lists and combining tasks. Get your kids involved with the 4-­H Junior Master Gardener Program.Find out more at Utah4-H.org.

Daylight Saving

GARDENING TIPS

Time Begins

St. Patrick’s Day

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Visit pruning.usu.edu for how-to pruning videos. Get your soil tested. Details at soiltesting.usu.edu. Plant cool­-season vegetables like peas, lettuce, and radishes as soon as soil is workable.

Spring Begins Palm Sunday

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By April 1, apply preemergent herbicides to control annual weeds in the lawn.

Good Friday

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Easter

Power Spring Clean Wash: Windows & blinds Walls & doors Baseboards & moldings

Replace:

Mini Lasagna Cups

Clean Inside, Outside & Under:

Find this recipe and more on the Utah Food $ense blog EatWellUtah.org.

1 T olive oil 2 Italian sausage links 1 c marinara sauce

Ingredients:

Sinks & appliances Pantry & cabinets Closets & drawers

10 whole wheat tortillas shredded 2 T fresh parsley, chopped

salt and pepper, to taste

Directions:

Light bulbs Furnace filters

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“Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s party!’”

APRIL

- Robin Williams

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HOME AND FAMILY TIPS Commit to save money every paycheck and pay yourself first.

April Fools’ Day

Step down your spending by making small changes in your spending habits. More helpful budgeting tips at finance.usu.edu. Get your kids started on financial literacy early. Check out the Discover 4­-H Money Mentors activities at Discover4-H.org.

GARDENING TIPS

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Plant bare-root trees and shrubs. Apply chelated iron to plants prone to iron deficiency (chlorosis).

Earth Day

Aerate turf grass at the end of the month.

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Buy a tree and plant it on Arbor Day. Check out spring gardening tips at garden.usu.edu.

Arbor Day

Slash Expenses by “Stepping Down”

Free USU Extension Financial Calculator App

Find this recipe and more on the Utah Food $ense blog EatWellUtah.org.

• Calculate your savings payment

Buy this item used

• Personalize your app

Make this restaurant copycat meal

Check out this book or movie from the library

Walk or ride a bike to

1 c vanilla Greek yogurt 1 c milk 1 c strawberries, sliced

Optional Toppings: Sliced strawberries, bananas, crushed pistachios

3 T chia seeds (optional) 1 t vanilla

Enjoy this free family entertainment

Pack a lunch, instead of eating out

Overnight Oats

times a month

Place Greek yogurt, milk, and strawberries in a blender. Blend until smooth. Place in a medium bowl and mix in chia seeds and vanilla. Then mix in oatmeal. Place in refrigerator for at least 2 hours. Add any additional toppings and serve cold. Food $ense (SNAP-Ed) offers free nutrition and cooking classes in your area. Find out more at extension.usu.edu/foodsense.


“If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.”

MAY

- Marcus Tullius Cicero

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HOME AND FAMILY TIPS Enjoy an outdoor activity with your family. Cinco de Mayo

Cook with herbs to add interesting flavors to foods, especially when salt, sugar, and fat are reduced in a recipe.

Baby Animal Days - USU Botanical Center

Baby Animal Days - USU Botanical Center

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Does your family like to make and do amazing things? Join 4­-H and share their creations at the county fair this summer. See Utah4-­H.org. Mother’s Day

GARDENING TIPS Check your sprinkler system for leaks, clean filters, and fix and align heads. Control broadleaf weeds in your lawn when daytime temperatures are between 60-­80 degrees. Apply a slow-­release fertilizer to lawn. Plant warm­-season vegetables and flowers once the threat of the last frost has passed. Get ideas at garden.usu.edu.

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Memorial Day

Gardening 101 from garden.usu.edu Plant a Garden and Save $$$ on Groceries

USU Find this recipe and more on the Utah Food $ense blog EatWellUtah.org.

Select a garden site. Prepare the soil. Create a garden plan.

Growing Vegetables, Common weeds of Fruits & Herbs the yard & Garden

tree browser

The Gardener’s Almanac

extension.usu.edu/apps Buy tickets online for

Purchase seeds or starts. Plant and water according to recommendations at gardenersalmanac.usu.edu.

Baby Animal Days! May 6-7, 2016

babyanimaldays.org

1 c all-purpose flour 1 c whole wheat flour

2 eggs, beaten 1 c milk

1 t baking soda 1 t salt

1 t lemon juice finely chopped

In a mixing bowl combine the flours, baking powder, soda, salt, and cinnamon. Set aside. In a separate bowl, beat together the brown sugar, eggs, milk, oil, and lemon juice until well combined. Add the moist ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until Bake 15-20 minutes. Food $ense (SNAP-Ed) offers free nutrition and cooking classes in your area. Find out more at extension.usu.edu/foodsense.


“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.”

JUNE

- Robert Louis Stevenson

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HOME AND FAMILY TIPS Keep hot foods hot (over 140 degrees) and cold things cold (under 40 degrees) at picnics and BBQs.

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Use insulated containers and do not allow foods to sit between 40-140 degrees for more than 2 hours at picnics and BBQs.

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Watch BBQ meat temps: heat ground beef to 160 degrees, poultry to 165 degrees, and pork to 140 degrees.

Ramadan

Check out the Discover a 4­-H Kitchen Science activity guide and help your kids learn food safety tips at Discover4-H.org.

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Flag Day

GARDENING TIPS

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Apply a second application of pre-­emergent to control weeds in lawn. Remove spent blossoms of perennial and annual flowers. Thin the fruit of apples and peaches to one fruit for every 5­to 6 inches.

Father’s Day

Summer Begins

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Check the Utah Pest advisory to know when to control greater peach tree borer in peaches and nectarines at utahpests.usu.edu.

Super Summer Bucket List Go on a picnic to

Make homemade

See the animals at

Go on a hike to

Go camping to Visit the local

Visit this friend or relative Spend all day at Play a game of

Enroll in

BBQ Chicken Pizza Find this recipe and more on the Utah Food $ense blog EatWellUtah.org.

1-2 T olive oil 2 c mozzarella cheese, shredded Optional add-ons: green peppers, olives

Educational day camps for kids grades 1-8.

AggieAdventures.org

Cook chicken in BBQ sauce. Drizzle pizza dough with olive oil. Spread garlic and extra BBQ sauce on dough. Add cheese, cilantro, and red onion. Top with cooked chicken. Bake at 500° for 10-15 minutes or until edges of dough have lightly browned . Food $ense (SNAP-Ed) offers free nutrition and cooking classes in your area. Find out more at extension.usu.edu/foodsense.


“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.”

JULY

- Albert Einstein

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HOME AND FAMILY TIPS Enjoy the outdoors, but remember to apply sunscreen to skin and lip balm with sunscreen to lips regularly.

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Stay hydrated by drinking eight 8 oz. glasses of water (for adults) each day. Submit youth 4-­H projects to the county fair. You might win a blue ribbon! Find your county fair dates at Utah4-H.org.

Independence Day

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GARDENING TIPS Visit conservewater.utah.gov for weekly recommendations on how much to water your lawn. Schedule a free water check with “Slow the Flow” to see how much water your sprinkler system puts out. Turfgrass needs only 1.5­to 2” of water per week. Visit the USU Botanical Center and local demonstration gardens for ideas on water­wise plants for your yard. Visit USUBotanicalCenter.org.

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Visit

Fresh Zucchini Salad

920 S. 50 W. Kaysville

Find this recipe and more on the Utah Food $ense blog EatWellUtah.org.

Bird Watching

Gardens

Nature Walks

Orchards

Farmers Market Thursdays 5 - 8 p.m. July 7 - September 22 875 South 50 West, Kaysville

Fishing

Local Produce Food Tasting Artisans Entertainment Children’s Activities

$1 OFF

3-4 small zucchini or summer squash 2 t olive oil

salt and pepper, to taste 1 oz. Parmesan cheese 2-3 T slivered almonds

Aggie Ice Cream

Available only at USU Botanical Center Farmers Market Limit one per customer. Expires July 28, 2016

Food $ense (SNAP-Ed) offers free nutrition and cooking classes in your area. Find out more at extension.usu.edu/foodsense.


“There is a time in the last few days of summer when the ripeness of autumn fills the air.”

AUGUST

- Rudolfo Anaya

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HOME AND FAMILY TIPS Be sure to only use safe, scientifically tested recipes and procedures for home canning. Visit canning.usu.edu for more information. Learn safe and easy ways to store foods at foodstorage.usu.edu. Get ideas for fun 4-H projects at your local county fair.

GARDENING TIPS Plant cool-season vegetables for a fall harvest. Deep water established trees and shrubs. Monitor for landscape pests. Visit your local USU Extension office for free diagnostic help and visit garden.usu.edu.

Let’s Preserve the Harvest! Learn how to safely: · Can

· Dehydrate

· Freeze

· Pickle

· Store

Recipes for: · Fruits · Vegetables · Salsas

· Pickles · Jams/Jellies

And more!

canning.usu.edu

ATTEND THE

Utah Prepare Conference & Expo

in cooperation with USU Extension

South Towne Expo Center Saturday, August 27 | UtahPrepare.org

Free e-Book : Food Storage for Emergencies

extension.usu.edu/foodstorage

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Greek Veggie Salad Find this recipe and more on the Utah Food $ense blog EatWellUtah.org.

5 T olive oil 2 T fresh lemon juice 1 clove garlic, minced 1 T red wine vinegar 1/2 t dried oregano 1 T dried dill

2-3 medium tomatoes 1 medium red onion 2 medium zucchini 1 medium cucumber 4 oz. feta cheese

Chop veggies and place them in a large bowl. In a small bowl, whisk together the remaining ingredients. Pour the dressing on top of the veggies and mix well. Before serving, sprinkle feta cheese on top. Food $ense (SNAP-Ed) offers free nutrition and cooking classes in your area. Find out more at extension.usu.edu/foodsense.


“Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.”

SEPTEMBER

- Alexander Graham Bell

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HOME AND FAMILY TIPS Stock up on food storage items during grocery case lot sales. Rotate food storage. Use older items and store the new ones in back.  Attend the Utah State Fair (Sept 8-18) with your family and see the best of the best 4­-H contest entries. From robotics to livestock, ­ you won’t be disappointed!

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Encourage good food choices with your kids by using the healthy snacks activity guide at Utah4-h.org.

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Patriot Day

Save seeds from your favorite garden plant varieties for next year. Prepare your lawn for fall by applying a slow­release lawn fertilizer the first part of September. Autumn begins

Plant new lawns or repair damaged areas with grass seed.

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Plant trees and shrubs now for the best results. Select tree varieties at TreeBrowser.org.

Connect with the USU Extension Blog

Preparedness Checklist Big 5 to Survive

Pick up an emergency door hanger at your USU Extension office

72-hour kit per person 3-day supply of food 1 gallon of water per person per day First aid kit and medications Flashlight/battery-powered radio

NEED HELP

Garlic Green Beans Find this recipe and more on the Utah Food $ense blog SnapilyEverAfter.blogspot.com.

12-14 oz green beans, fresh or frozen

Gardening

Food

Family Finance

Home & Family

e: The Big Five to Surviv

preparedness.usu.edu

person 1. 72-hour kit per of food 2. 3-day supply per person per day 3. 1 gallon of water and medications 4. First aid kit ed radio 5. Flashlight/battery-power

First Aid

Food

Water

Preparedness Plans

preparedness.usu.edu Utah State University

is an affirmative action/equal

opportunity institution.

LiveWellUtah.org

Food $ense (SNAP-Ed) offers free nutrition and cooking classes in your area. Find out more at extension.usu.edu/foodsense.


“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”

OCTOBER

- Winston S. Churchill

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HOME AND FAMILY TIPS Safely trick or treat by using flashlights, dressing in fluorescent colors, going to safe neighborhoods, and starting before dark. Consider canning or freezing produce from your garden. Find tips online at canning.usu.edu.

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Participate in 4-­H National Youth Science Day. Check with your local Extension office for details. Register for Dash in the Dark 5K Run on October 21 at USUBotanicalCenter.org.

GARDENING TIPS

4-H National Youth ScienceDay

Rosh Hashanah

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Remove vegetable plants from the garden once harvest is complete. Plant garlic the last 2 weeks of October before the ground freezes. Apply a quick­-release nitrogen fertilizer after the last mowing of the season for an early green lawn next spring. Check out USU’s weed control options for residential lawns at garden.usu.edu.

Halloween

Apple Cinnamon Cereal Bars

Enjoy the Fall Colors at

Find this recipe and more on the Utah Food $ense blog EatWellUtah.org .

Take a hike

FREE families and youth to help improve their quality of life by learning:

Visit the EcoCenter Bird watch Bike a trail

Basic concepts of food and nutrition Buying skills

Enjoy the view from the 4-story tower

Meal planning

Spot wildlife

Food safety

Visit the gift shop Climb the climbing wall

Food resource management

SwanerEcoCenter.org

Learn more at UtahEFNEP.org

1 c almonds 1 c rolled oats 1 c whole wheat flour 1 egg 1 t vanilla

2 T milk 1 T cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350°. In a food processor or blender, grind the almonds and oats until slightly coarse. Transfer them to a large bowl. Add the flour and mix well. In a small bowl mix the egg, vanilla, ¼ c applesauce, syrup, oil, and milk. Mix well. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Gather the dough into a ball. Wrap in plastic wrap and place in refrigerator till firm, 30-60 minutes. Once firm, cut a piece of parchment paper the size of a baking sheet and place on the counter. Cut the dough ball in half. Roll out dough on parchment paper. Roll out until it is ¼-1/2 inch thick. Spread the remaining applesauce and cinnamon on top of the dough. Repeat with the second ball of dough. Place that piece on top of the other piece so the applesauce is in between the two. Slice into squares. Bake 12-14 minutes. Food $ense (SNAP-Ed) offers free nutrition and cooking classes in your area. Find out more at extension.usu.edu/foodsense.


NOVEMBER SUNDAY

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” - John F. Kennedy

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HOME AND FAMILY TIPS For safe turkey cooking, visit: turkeytalk.usu.edu or call the USDA Meat Hotline: 1­-888-­MPHotline.

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Plan a fun physical activity after your Thanksgiving dinner. Play a game of football or have a dance competition. Show gratitude by doing a service project with your family or do a 4-H project. Get ideas at Discover4-H.org.

GARDENING TIPS

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Veterans Day

Election Day

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Thanksgiving

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Wrap evergreens with burlap to prevent snow breakage. Plan your garden for next year. Get ideas at garden.usu.edu.

Tips for Low-stress Holidays

PLAN

PREPARE

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Turkey Tips KeepititClean Clean Keep Thaw Safely Roast Right Refrigerate Leftovers Visit

turkeytalk.usu.edu

Whole Roasted Cauliflower Find this recipe and more on the Utah Food $ense blog SnapilyEverAfter.blogspot.com.

1 whole clove garlic Salt & pepper

Food $ense (SNAP-Ed) offers free nutrition and cooking classes in your area. Find out more at extension.usu.edu/foodsense.


“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.”

DECEMBER

- Aesop

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HOME AND FAMILY TIPS Curb holiday overeating by eating smaller portions and limiting sweets. Take a healthy holiday treat to a neighbor. Find ideas at eatwellutah.org.

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Celebrate family traditions and start a new one. Take time to do a fun project with kids. Get ideas online at Discover4-H.org.

GARDENING TIPS Brighten up your space by growing an amaryllis indoors. Consider purchasing a living Christmas tree. If snow is sparse and the ground isn’t frozen, water evergreen trees and shrubs. Explore more winter gardening tips at garden.usu.edu.

Winter Begins

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Christmas Hanukkah

New Year’s Eve Gift a

Holiday Bucket List Donate a toy to

Garden Membership

Find this recipe and more on the Utah Food $ense blog BigBitesLittleBudget.com.

Donate warm clothing to Special member pricing for all events and classes

Take a treat to

Go caroling

Be a “Secret Santa”

Visit an assisted living center

20% discount on all regularly priced plants 20% discount on merchandise at both gardens Entry to “members only” garden events, tours and other social and educational gatherings

Shovel your neighbor’s sidewalks

Send holiday cards

Cauliflower Pasta 1 t olive oil 2 t minced garlic

2 c cauliflower florets cut into 1-inch pieces

cut into 1-inch cubes sprinkle of crushed red pepper Black pepper, to taste 2 c vegetable or chicken stock Parmesan cheese, to taste 1 c whole wheat pasta Heat olive oil in a medium stockpot over medium-high heat. Add all ingredients except pepper and Parmesan cheese. Stir together. Bring pasta to a boil and then reduce to a simmer for 20-25 minutes or until the sauce has thickened and most of the liquid has disappeared. Stir pasta well and add black pepper and cheese.

Host a holiday party

USUBotanicalCenter.org/membership

Food $ense (SNAP-Ed) offers free nutrition and cooking classes in your area. Find out more at extension.usu.edu/foodsense.


TI M E LY TIPS FOR THE YARD AND G ARDEN

GARDENERSALMANAC.USU.EDU

If it didnʼt happen in the fall, add

APPLY CHELATED IRON (FeEDDHA) to plants with prior problems with iron chlorosis.

ORGANIC MATTER Plant a tree to Celebrate NATIONAL ARBOR DAY . The USU Tree Browser offers an interactive list of tree species adapted to the Intermountain West.

when temperatures are between 60-80°F. Follow the label and stop use of broadleaf herbicides once the temperature is above 85°F.

to the vegetable garden to help build and amend the soil.

Apply pre-emergent herbicides in late March – mid April to control annual weeds in your lawn (crabgrass, spurge…).

PLANT BARE ROOT TREES and

Control codling moth in apples and pears to reduce wormy fruit.

BLOSSOM END ROT

SHRUBS,

keeping the exposed roots moist until planted.

Subscribe to the Utah Pests IPM Advisories for timely tips on controlling pests in your yard and . ED U USU garden. TS .

Plant seeds of COOL SEASON VEGETABLES (peas, lettuce, radishes...) as soon as garden soil is workable.

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TREAT FOR CORYNEUM BLIGHT in stone fruits (cherries, peaches, nectarines, apricots and plums) at 50% leaf drop. PLANT GARLIC CLOVES from mid-October through early November

Fall is the best time to control tough perennial weeds such as field bindweed (aka morning glory).

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after the foliage has died down and store them in a cool, (45-50 °F) dry location.

BOX ELDER BUGS

congregate on the sunny surfaces during the fall months. Learn more about how to control these nuisance pests at EXTENSION.USU.EDU.

FERTILIZE FRUIT TREES

at least 6 weeks before they bloom.

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Apr

May June

25 4 24 29 1 12 21 28 23 1 13 22 23 25 6-7 21 4 8-9 8 14-15 14 15-16 20 21

Avoid FUNGUS GNAT infestations in house plants by allowing the soil to dry out between waterings.

AVERAGE FIRST FROST FREE DAY = MAY 1-15 Family Night: Pellet Party Landscape Design Series Starting Seeds at Home ESTIMATED DATES Garden Family Night: Plan Your PLANTING Organic Vegetable Marriage Survival Series POSSIBLE WITH PROTECTION Pruning Demo NEXT Mommy and Me:YEAR SpringCROP Babies Family Night: Backyard Bees = TRANSPLANTS = PLANTING SEEDS Caring for Fruit Trees Four Seasons Harvest Gardening Workshop Lawn Care and Troubleshooting Utah State University is an affirmative Marinate Your Marriage action/equal opportunity institution Vegetable Gardening and Raised Beds Family Night: Backyard Chickens Baby Animal Days Spring Garden Party Permaculture Workshop Summer Camp: Sustainability Tinkers Water Wise Landscaping and Drip Irrigation Basics 4-H Fishing Camp Summer Camp: Super Heroes Summer Camp: Science of Sweets Mommy and Me: Beat the Summer Heat Summer Camp: Dinosaurs of a Feather

DAYS TO MATURITY

Beans

65-100

Carrots/Turnips

60-80

1-MAR 15-MAR

1-APR

15-APR

1-MAY 15-MAY

Apply a quick-release nitrogen fertilizer late fall, after the last mowing (late October – early November) for early green up next spring.

EARLY IN SEPTEMBER,

Divide crowded, springblooming perennials.

apply a slow- release lawn fertilizer to provide a long lasting affect throughout the fall months.

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allowing 4-6 weeks for establishment before heavy frosts.

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GRASS SEED,

Dig tender perennials such as

Plant spring blooming bulbs through early

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Use deicing compounds sparingly to avoid salt damage to landscape plants.

Plant new lawns or repair insect/diseased areas with

Fall is the perfect time of year for planting trees and shrubs.

Learn about how and when to harvest garden produce.

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to approximately 1 fruit every 5-6 inches.

Treat for SPIDER MITES by using “softer” solutions such as spraying them with a hard stream of water or by using an insecticidal soap.

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Consider a living

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in late May - early June to control annual weeds in the lawn (crabgrass, spurge…).

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If natural precipitation is sparse and ground is not frozen, water evergreen trees and shrubs to ensure they are well hydrated heading into winter.

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on apples beginning when leaves are emerging (at 1/2 inch green) until June.

Thin the fruit of

Apply a second application of

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TREAT FOR POWDERY MILDEW

Watch for insect pests in RASPBERRIES from mid-May through early June.

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Monitor for SLUGS AND SNAILS . These pests thrive in moist, cool areas of the garden and landscape feeding on a variety of plant hosts.

Monitor for damaging turfgrass insects.

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DEADHEAD (cut off)

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Controlling European paper wasp with traps is helpful this time of year.

Historically, control of the

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Prune berries and fruit trees such as apples, pears, peaches, cherries, plums and apricots.

(black sunken areas on the end of tomatoes) is common and is caused by uneven watering.

45-50¡F

to provide a longlasting effect throughout the summer months.

CONTROL BROADLEAF WEEDS IN THE LAWN

Plant WARM SEASON VEGETABLES and ANNUAL FLOWERS once the threat of the last frost has passed.

60-80¡ F

APPLY A SLOW-RELEASE LAWN FERTILIZER

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15-SEP

1-OCT

15-OCT

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50-70

Corn

21-22 21-23 Kale 22-23 Lettuce (leafy types) 24 Onions/Leeks 25 Peas 27 Peppers Potato 28-29 Radishes 29-30 Spinach 7 July Beets/Swiss Chard 7 Tomatos 12 Cucumbers/Melons/Pumpkins 13-14 Summer/Winter Squash 14 19 20-21 21 26 28 28 4 Aug 11 18 25 29 Garlic

65-95

4-H Fishing Camp 100-120 4-H Survivor Camp 50-60 Summer 45-60 Camp: Outdoor Adventures Hook 100-120Your Honey Let's 50-70Talk Trees Family 60-100 Night: Pirate Treasure Hunt 100-130 4-H Fishing Camp 25-35 Camp: Sustainability Tinkers Summer 40-50 Market: Aggie Ice Cream Farmers 50-60 Summer Camp: Wilderness Artists 60-90 Summer Camp: Super Heroes 85-95 Summer Camp: Science of Sweets 80-100 Farmers Market: Aggie Ice Cream Wildflower Walk - Location TBA (Garden Members Only) Summer Camp: Outdoor Adventures Farmers Market: Honey/Bees Demo Summer Camp: Dinosaurs of a Feather Summer Camp: Wilderness Artists Farmers Market: Root Beer Tasting Farmers Market: Sweet Corn Grilling Farmers Market Farmers Market: Root Beer Tasting Farmers Market: Tomato Tasting Family Night: Taste Testing in the Orchard

Sept

1 1 8 12-17 14 15 22 23 26 26 Oct 21 Nov 28 Dec 5 Dec 5

Farmers Market: Salsa Showdown Glorious Grapes Farmers Market: Aggie Cheese Tasting Seattle/Vancouver Garden Tour (Garden Members Only) Sold Out Harvesting and Storing Vegetables Farmers Market: Chili Cook Off Farmers Market: Apple and Caramel Tasting Your Hollywood Love Story-Games Date Night Family Night: Trees Galore Mommy and Me: Autumn Colors Dash in the Dark 5K Run Family Night: Botanical Soaps Family Night: Holiday Candy Making Mommy and Me: Wows of Winter

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1750 Monroe Boulevard, Ogden

Pruning Demo Annual Bed Design Great Ground Covers Companion Planting with Perennials Apple and Cheese Tasting (Garden Members Only)

Plant Diagnostic Clinic | May – September

Every Tuesday and Thursday 9AM-noon at the USU Extension Davis County Office Every Wednesday 3-6 PM at the Ogden Botanical Gardens

Register Online or Call (801)544-3089 · USUBotanicalCenter.org


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