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Lifestyles

How do I deal with asparagus beetles?

Q: I am having trouble with little black bugs on my heads of the asparagus / any suggestions? — Nick from the Mahoning Valley A: I have the same problem! When my husband and I built our house, the first items we planted were asparagus roots. We had both been reared on asparagus, mostly ...

Ohio sweet on onions

Are you surprised like I am to learn that onions are the most popular vegetable in Ohio home gardens? The onion plant (Allium cepa), also known as the bulb onion or common onion, is the most widely cultivated species of the genus Allium. Garlics, leeks,shallots and chives are related to onions ...

Valley Grows calendar

Here are upcoming gardening events through the Ohio State University Mahoning County Extension Office. For more information and a complete list, contact the Extension Office, 490 S. Broad St., Canfield, at 330-533-5538. Plant and Pest Diagnostic Clinic • When: 10 a.m. to noon Thursdays ...

Time for a compost pile

While many of us are home more these days, it is a great time to develop the composting habit. Just print this one-page infographic to help you get started. It will help improve your garden soil throughout the year. Learn how at http://go.osu.edu/ compostoutside.

Grow, prune grapes properly

Grapes should not be planted on overhead trellis structures, but rather on shorter, fence like trellises. Pruning should have been done in late winter, but can still be accomplished in the home vineyard. Visit http://go.osu.edu/grapepruning for information.

A good day for visiting nearby Amish garage sales

Son Joseph’s ride is late, so I decided to write this column while we wait. Some of the neighbors are without electricity from some storms that blew down trees. We didn’t get much of anything here. We had a little rain, which we needed badly. Yesterday was a long, tiring, but fun day! My ...

New video app Zynn pays users to watch

There’s a new video app attracting thousands of new users with one powerful feature. Zynn is the newest player in the social video sharing app world. It’s features and layout look nearly identical to rival video app, Tik Tok. If you’re unfamiliar with platforms like Tik Tok, ...

Health notes

UPDATE YOUR LISTING: Submit your health notes by email to tmunnell@tribtoday.com. COMMUNITY RESOURCES: Community organizations are banding together to ensure that residents have access to accurate information about community resources. Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership, The Healthy Community ...

SURVIVOR STORIES: Lisbon man’s long road to recovery from COVID

Editor’s note: This is the third in a sporadic series of coronavirus survivor stories. By TOM GIAMBRONI Morning Journal LISBON — Steve Garofalo is lucky man and he knows it. Steve was hospitalized with COVID-19, and while recovering from the coronavirus, he developed another lung ...

‘Animal Crossing NH’ brings family together

Sadie burst into my office in tears. “I’ve... ruined... the whole... thing,” she cried, her words broken by gasps for air. “There are cockroaches in my house and no one on the island remembers me.” About a month ago, I bought “Animal Crossing: New Horizons” for the Nintendo ...