Delectable, no-work, native persimmon has gotten a bum rap

...flavor, so the first key to enjoying American persimmons is to plant a named variety known to bear tasty fruits. The second key is to plant a variety that will ripen within your growing season...

Fescue, ryegrass seed only a temporary lawn fix

...16-4-8 or 10 pounds of a 10-10-10.There is one downside to using perennial over annual ryegrass if you decide not to plant it again in following years. Perennial ryegrass is not a true perennial this far south, so a few patches, around 5...

Now's the time to plant broccoli, cauliflower

...cauliflower are two good vegetables to plant for a fall garden. Broccoli in particular has become more popular to plant because it is served in so many restaurants...through Labor Day, the most ideal time to plant is mid- to late Sep tem ber.There...

Wine Time: Trinity Hill Gimblett Gravels Syrah and 'The Gimblett', 2013, New Zealand

...is similar to a northern Rhone syrah, powerful, with ripe tannins and spicy notes. Gibson believes the cuttings used to plant their vineyards came from the famed Hermitage region in the northern Rhone."Some of our neighbors called 2013 the vintage...

Getting the most out of fall-planted bulbs

...spring-blooming bulbs at the right time of year."You need to plant bulbs in cool ground ? 55 degrees or lower," said Tim...dry and well-ventilated while waiting for the best time to plant."Anywhere from 50 to 70 degrees is perfect," Schipper...

Sid Mullis: Temperatures still too high to plant winter pansies

We are close to reaching the point during fall in the Augusta area for the ideal time to plant pansies in the landscape. They are always for sale beginning in early September but it is just too hot for them until the middle...

Boston police captain's son plotted to plant bombs at college

The son of a Boston police captain has been accused of plotting to detonate pressure-cooker bombs at an unidentified university and to broadcast the killings of students live online to show his support for the Islamic State group

South Carolina drought leaves crops withering in heat

...grass isn't growing in pastures, Derrick said. Soybeans didn't grow or died in the heat, he said.He chose not to plant 100 acres of land and is praying for rain. Afternoon thunderstorms seem to fall to the west and east of his land, he...

Higher minimum-wage proposals gain ground on both coasts

...California's third-largest employer, with a staff of 195,000."I just thought it was important for a public university to plant the flag here for low-wage workers and a more livable wage," said Napolitano, who was President Barack Obama's...

Wine Time: Charles & Charles Rose 2014, Washington

...region, with nearly 11 million acres in the eastern part of the state. Because it is so large, the region allows growers to plant a widely diverse selection of grape varieties.Washington is now the second-largest premium wine producer in the country...