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Salt and pepper are not the only seasonings

I love planting annual herbs each year. Most of them require less care and watering than other annual plants — and they have great aroma and uses to boot. 1. Basil — This has to be my favorite of all herbs. It’s so versatile with many cultivars to choose from, including lemon and spicy ...

Get rid of bugs in pantry

Q: I found these small bugs crawling in my kitchen. Can you tell me what they are and how to get rid of them? I’ll bring in a sample. — Kevin from Austintown A: The bugs in your kitchen are drugstore beetles. They are one of several insect pests of stored food. We call them pantry pests ...

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. Operating Hours: Curbside Service for soil samples, plant and insect ...

Parenting is harder now because of tech

As a father of four, I’m fond of saying my kids were born with screens in their hands. I know that sounds awful. We’re really not absent-minded, hands-off parents. We limit screen time and tech access. We set age limits on smartphone use, video games and content from streaming services. ...

Selecting plants for shade

Bill and I bought a new house. After sitting in the yard and watching the sun for a whole day, I decided where and what to plant. The front has mature oaks, lots of shade and a wall built up of stones with a path to the front door. What a perfect location for my new shade garden! Planning ...

Pseudoscorpion is a beneficial garden predator

Q: I occasionally see tiny insects in my bathroom that have a set of pincers on the front of their body. These “miniature crabs” usually make their appearance in summer. I never see more than one or two at a time, so I doubt I need to be concerned, but I am curious and would like to know ...

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. Operating Hours: Curbside Service for soil samples, plant and insect ...

Tips for getting the best video conference

Thanks to the pandemic, we’re neck deep in video conferences. Conducting meetings with nothing more than platforms like Zoom or WebEx seemed like a foreign concept just six months ago. Now it’s a necessity. “We got good at this fast,” I said to a colleague last week, referencing ...

Family spreads out but together celebrates milestone

It’s Wednesday morning and the humidity has gone, leaving us with a much cooler morning. We had a light shower this morning, which we needed. Our hay was out last night, and hopefully the rain didn’t affect it too much. It seems quiet around here this morning with Mose, Susan, Jennifer and ...

Health notes

UPDATE YOUR LISTING: To update information, resubmit your health notes by email to tmunnell@tribtoday.com. OSTOMY SUPPORT RESUMES: Salem Regional Medical Center’s Ostomy Support Group will resume meetings Monday for area residents who have an ostomy or are preparing for ostomy placement. The ...