Homestyle: Home and gardening news and notes [Telegraph-Herald (Dubuque, IA)]
(Telegraph-Herald (Dubuque, IA) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Garden on Wheelz adjusts to needs
Life Cycle Gardens' Garden on Wheelz lets you take your garden where you need it.
The raised garden's wheelbarrow-like design allows it to be moved easily, so it could be wheeled to a shady spot for weeding or harvesting and then back into the sunshine the rest of the time. Or it could be planted with seeds indoors while the weather is still cold and then moved outside when the temperature warms.
Its legs can be adjusted in height from 30 1/2 to 37 inches, allowing the gardener to work either sitting or standing.
The mobile garden also has a water reservoir and a recycling system that catches water runoff for reuse. It's made of food-grade plastic and provides 5.25 cubic feet of growing space.
The Garden on Wheelz has a suggested retail price of $299. It's currently available at www.LifeCycleGardens.com and Amazon.com and is expected to be available in stores and from other online retailers.
Survival guide tackles knitting emergencies
Everybody makes mistakes. But in knitting, those mistakes can be a pain to fix. That's where "When Bad Things Happen to Good Knitters" comes in.
The knitting survival guide offers guidance to knitters who've gone astray. Authors Marion Edmonds and Ahza Moore, both veteran knitters and teachers, offer tips for preventing problems in the first place, diagnoses for common knitting problems and methods for dealing with emergencies.
"When Bad Things Happen to Good Knitters" is published by the Taunton Press and is priced at $21.95 in paperback.
What can be done about moles in my yard?
Question: Last summer, I had quite a few mounds of dirt piled around the front and back yards, and you could see the tunnel tracks. I had a person come out and set several traps, but he said it would be hard to catch these critters. I have a dog, so I will not use any hazardous materials. Do you have any suggestions?
Answer: Only two mole-control methods are considered effective: lethal traps and worm-shaped mole baits containing Bromethalin. Both are placed in active tunnels.
Another option is to convert part of your yard from lawn to other uses, such as paths, hedgerows or naturalized areas.
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