A visit with the garlic guru yields advice for homegrown bulbs

October 26, 2018 2:00 AM

WASHINGTON - One of the most satisfyingly tactile jobs in the autumn garden is the planting of garlic cloves. You take plump bulbs, which are both firm and silky to the touch, peel off the outer dried tunic and separate the cloves. You might extract from five to a dozen before the central stalk falls away like a discarded pencil.

If your garlic bed is fluffy enough, you can just poke your finger into the soil and plant the clove so its pointy nose is about level with the soil line. By December, you should see grasslike wisps from these points, letting you know that your seed garlic is growing roots and is firmly anchored and entirely safe from the coming freezes. Continue Reading


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Halloween, also known as All Hallows' Eve, can be traced back about 2,000 years to a pre-Christian Celtic festival held around November 1 called Samhain (pronounced "sah-ween"), which meant "summer's end" according to the Indo-European Etymological Dictionaries.


On Monday, August 29, 2016, Gov. Jerry Brown signed new Hill's Senate Bill 814, that allows water suppliers to use extreme measures to prevent waste and unreasonable use of water in California during one of the most severe droughts documented in the last century. Existing law states that a violation of water conservation program can be punished by "imprisonment in a county jail for not more than 30 days, or by a fine not exceeding $1,000, or both."


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The controversy about rather keep wasting millions of gallons of water every year or revamp the San Francisco's Beach Chalet Soccer Fields is still an ongoing six years debate. People love their soccer fields that have been a wildlife habitat for various species of animals and birds, but the management of the city parks has several concerns.


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