Selecting the Best Garden Varieties

first_imgYour goal when selecting varieties is to find those that will perform best in yourgarden. By using some of these proven techniques, you can make variety selection easy andfun. Begin early. Conduct your own scaled-down variety evaluation. Gardeners enjoy talking about their gardens, especially bragging on the high-yielding, high- quality varieties they’ve discovered. A visit with them in their garden during the garden season can prove especially helpful. See for yourself what looks the best to you. The best time to start selecting varieties for the next gardening season is the previous gardening season. Pay close attention to the varieties you plant, and make notes on their performance. Outstanding varieties this year may well be the best varieties for next year. But you will need records, particularly variety name and the seed source. It’s amazing the number of calls county extension agents get from gardeners saying: “Those beans I planted last year were the best ever, but I don’t remember the name of that variety. Help!” Seed catalogs have pictures of some of the most beautiful vegetables you will ever see. In addition, they offer volumns of variety information. Just remember, some seed companies may be biased toward their own varieties. In searching for the best varieties for your garden, find those varieties that havegood disease resistance, yield well and produce high quality vegetables. With a littleeffort, keen eyes, open ears and an open mind, you can select the very best varieties foryour garden. Make your next garden the best garden ever. Get a head start with the best varieties. Call your local countyextension office.center_img A nearby, unbiased source of information is your county extension office. County agents can provide published information on vegetable varieties. In many cases, they may know from experience some of the best varieties for your area. Check out seed catalogs. One of the best “hands-on” ways to learn about vegetable varieties is to try a few appealing varieties in your garden. If your garden is small, you can dedicate a few feet of row to new, interesting varieties. If you have a large garden, one or more rows can be used for trying out new varieties. Don’t forget, for variety evaluations to be very helpful, you must keep good records. How bountiful will your garden harvest be this spring? You can’t be certain since you can’t predict the kind of growing season we’ll have. Butyou can be certain that the better-adapted the varieties you plant, the better yourchances of reaping a bountiful harvest.Identifying the best varieties for your garden is one of the most crucial gardeningtasks you face. How do you go about selecting the best varieties? First, let’s clarify the terms. Both “variety” and “cultivar” arecommonly seen in print. Although in the strictest botanical sense, cultivar and varietyhave slightly different meanings, they are often used synonymously in the popular press. Because most seed catalogs and gardeners prefer to use “variety,” we willtoo. As used here, variety means a group of plants that are so alike they can be easilydistinguished from other groups of plants within the same species.Varieties may have different maturity dates; fruit sizes, shapes and colors; adapt tospecific environments or other fruit or plant characteristics. Discuss varieties with gardening friends and neighbors. last_img read more

Developer to host open day for renters

first_imgThe Foundry by Habitat Development GroupThe scaffolding is coming down and construction is nearing its end, with prospective renters invited to check out the finished product next month.The Foundry at Woolloongabba will be completed by the end of May, and only nine of the 88 one, two and three bedroom apartments remain on the market.A render of an apartment kitchen at The Foundry in WoolloongabbaMore from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus19 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market19 hours agoBrisbane-based Habitat Development Group is behind the project, which has seen strong interest from both owner-occupiers and investors. Sales and marketing manager Michael Schenk said potential renters would soon be able to walk through.A render of an apartment kitchen at The Foundry in Woolloongabba“We are having a renters’ open day May 12 … we have done a few on the Sunshine Coast but I don’t know of anyone who does it in Brisbane on this level,” he said.Inner Brisbane residential vacancy levels fell from 4 per cent to 3.5 per cent in the March quarter, according to the latest REIQ report.The report found the inner ring (0-5km radius) tightened and returned from the weak range to a healthy 3.5 per cent, reflecting “good rental options for tenants, and good opportunity for landlords to secure good tenants”.“It’s gratifying to see that all areas of the Brisbane rental market are operating in the healthy range,” REIQ CEO Antonia Mercorella a said. “The data shows a resilient market capable of absorbing the perceived oversupply.”The Foundry is being built on a site that was held by the same family for over 50 years. It had been home to light industry and mechanic workshops. Woollongabba as a whole is undergoing a revitalisation, with infrastructure upgrades and new residential and retail developments including South City Square and Boggo Road Village. A number of other development approvals are before council.Ray White Stones Corner agent Nick Papi-Morini said the lower body corporate rates and the large size of the two bedroom apartments at The Foundry were key selling points.last_img read more

I had my best time in Cologne, says  Ujah

first_img Loading… read also:Ujah gets 72 minutes in Berlin victory as Collins sees red Ujah also weighed in on protests taking place across the world on racial injustice and discrimination which emanated from the death of George Floyd in the United States. Bundesliga matches last weekend saw players kneel as a mark of solidarity and Ujah thinks it is a “right step”. “There is a lot more to do. The action is great, but it is important that the message goes deep into the world because we can have a good life together if everyone accepts,” he continued. “We’re on the right track. I’m sure the future will be better.” Ujah has also been on the books of another German club in Werder Bremen where he scored 14 goals and provided five assists in 37 competitive outings. He also had a stint with Norwegian side Lillestrom and Liaoning FC in China, netting a combined 37 goals. Ujah’s career began in Nigeria with Abuja FC and Warri Wolves. He has been capped seven times for Nigeria, last appearing in a goalless draw with Tanzania on September 5, 2015, during the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyWhat Is A Black Hole In Simple Terms?A Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo8 Ways Drones Will Automate Our FutureWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read Morecenter_img Union Berlin striker, Anthony Ujah, is still fond of his former club FC Cologne, claiming the North Rhine-Westphalia outfit to be “important”. Nigeria international Anthony Ujah Die Eisernen will be up against the Billy Goats in this weekend’s Bundesliga round of fixtures and the Nigerian clearly relishes the opportunity. Ujah played 102 times for Cologne, scoring 36 goals and providing 10 assists. He joined Union Berlin from Mainz in the summer of 2019 and has made 20 appearances, although only eight of them have been starts. The 29-year-old has scored two goals, which came in a 2-1 home defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt on September 27, 2019 and a 2-0 win over Borussia Monchengladbach on November 23. “Always”, Ujah told Kicker when asked if a tie against Cologne is special to him. “In Cologne, I had my best time in football so far. The city is very important to me. I see my future there.” Ujah also likes the German capital asserting “Berlin is a great city”. Though he has clocked just 789 minutes of Bundesliga action this season, Ujah says he is “satisfied” and calls his move from Mainz to Union Berlin “the right decision”.last_img read more

Blurton wins first of 2018 with URSS In Colorado

first_imgZach Blurton worked his way from ninth starting to first at the finish of Saturday’s United Rebel Sprint Series feature at El Paso County Raceway. (Photo by Don Holbrook, Freebird Motorsports Marketing)CALHAN, Colo. (June 23) – Zach Blurton won his first feature of the year with the United Rebel Sprint Series as he bested a 19-car field at El Paso County Raceway.Nick Haygood and Brian Herbert brought the IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car field to the green with Herbert getting the jump on the initial start only to have it negated by a couple cars tangling in turn on. On the ensuing restart, Haygood jumped into the lead and held Herbert at bay for the first three laps before Herbert made his move to take over the number one spot.Herbert’s lead only lasted two laps before Haygood regained the front spot, only to get high a lap later, allowing Herbert back by and falling to sixth.In the meantime, the ninth starting Blurton was moving his way up through the field and was third by lap seven and took over second on lap nine.By lap 11, Blurton made his move to wrestle the lead from Herbert with Williams taking over third from Pearce one lap later. From there, Blurton cruised to the checkers leading Herbert by over two seconds at the end and also taking the Keizer Aluminum Wheels hard charger award.Ty Williams, Coby Pearce and Haygood rounded out the top five.Feature results – 1. Zach Blurton; 2. Brian Herbert; 3. Ty Williams; 4. Coby Pearce; 5. Nick Haygood; 6. Buddy Tubbs; 7. Shane Sundquist; 8. Ryan Ellinger; 9. Kevin Schramek; 10. Skyler Hughes; 11. Chad Salem; 12. Todd Plemons; 13. Nick Nichols; 14. Lonnie Cox; 15. Brian Hard­man; 16. Kyle Johnson; 17. Travis Almen; 18. Aaron Ploussard; 19. Brad Wasson.last_img read more

HERO CPL to broadcast classic matches with new live commentary with Grabyo

first_imgWITH no live sport currently available, the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) has partnered with Cloud Video Production platform Grabyo to create a unique and innovative content experience for cricket fans to enjoy. From next week, CPL will be broadcasting classic matches from the last seven years of the tournament, but with a twist.They will be broadcast as if they are live, with the first game going ‘live’ around the globe via CPL’s Facebook and YouTube channels on Tuesday, March 31.In an industry first, rather than airing the original commentary, CPL has enlisted its world-class broadcasting team, including Tom Moody, Danny Morrison, Ian Bishop, Daren Ganga and Alex Jordan to commentate live on the action.To make each match as realistic as possible, CPL will not give any of the match information to the commentary team before the game starts. Their reactions and comments will be as if they are watching the games live for the first time – providing unparalleled levels of authenticity.The CPL digital team will also be covering these matches as if they are live, providing match clips, graphics and behind the scenes content to replicate the CPL experience.Opening the CPL vault has served as a reminder of the classic, high-impact CPL games they have been. Now fans can re-live the best matches with an up-to-the-minute twist, thanks to CPL’s brilliant commentary team.The CPL has also featured some of the greatest T20 cricketers of all-time, and fans will be able to enjoy some of their amazing performances as if they are watching them for the first time, with the commentators calling the game as if it was live.These matches will be broadcast using Grabyo’s state-of-the-art live streaming software, which will allow the commentators to broadcast remotely. The commentary team will be based in Australia, Trinidad and Barbados.Tom Moody, CPL Director, International Cricket and commentator said: “Thinking of everyone around the world during this challenging time. I’m thrilled to be involved with CPL’s initiative to revisit some of the best matches since 2013. Some of the best players in the world in action showing their class and we’ll be calling it, without knowing what game we have in advance! I hope that the biggest party in sport brings some comfort and a smile.”Pete Russell, CPL Chief Operating Officer, said: “The thoughts of everyone involved in CPL are with those who have had their lives impacted by this crisis and we have spent a good deal of time thinking how we can provide sports fans with something different and exciting for them to enjoy as we get through this pandemic.“We all miss live sport, and we wanted this experience to be as immersive as possible. So we hope that cricket fans around the world enjoy this unique interactive experience with some of the best cricket commentators in the world and some of the best T20 cricket on the planet.“I would also like to thank Grabyo who have helped make this happen. Their incredibly talented team have highlighted how creativity and innovation will get us all through this challenging and worrying time.”Gareth Capon, Grabyo CEO, added: “The time has come for sports federations to go the extra mile to engage with fans in this trying time. CPL is leading the way and showing everyone how to be truly fan-first.“We are excited to play our part in this series and create unique experiences for cricket fans all over the world, delivering joy to those who need it now more than ever. We can’t wait to get started!”last_img read more