Born with spina bifida, a developmental disorder affecting the spinal cord, Steve Morales never imagined a life playing sports. Now 28, he aggressively races down the court as he dribbles the basketball just out of his opponent’s reach.
Question: We are new to raising pomegranates. We have been watering them and have cut off most of the suckers but need to know when they should be ready to be picked.
If a visit to the Grand Canyon National Park is on your summer schedule, I recommend heading to the canyon’s North Rim rather than the better-known and thus more crowded South Rim. The North Rim affords classic views just as stunning as those visible from the South Rim but you get to enjoy them in cooler weather. Summer daytime high temperatures on the North Rim average in the 70s. And nighttime lows drop to the 40s, making good sleeping weather for campers.
Question: I have a roselle hibiscus plant. I’m trying to make the Mexican agua de jamaica. It has grown well and has many flowers, but I am afraid I will lose it if I don’t harvest and dry it correctly. When do I harvest it, and how do I dry it?
Fundamentally, the sport of triathlon is an individual’s game. Swim solo, bike solo, run solo. But the Las Vegas Triathlon Club is helping triathletes band together and motivate one another to tackle the challenges as one.
Cochineal scale is that white, fuzzy stuff on some cactuses. The scale insect itself is beneath the fuzzy stuff, where it lies protected and can feed on plant juices.
Question: Every year, my zucchini plants are infested and destroyed by gray-colored beetles. How do I get rid of the beetles?
Great Basin National Park doesn’t get its fair share of visitors, but that’s all the better for the enlightened few who get to enjoy it without fighting any crowds. Deep summer is the best time to go there, when its high elevation provides the cool temperatures so longingly sought by hikers and campers from Southern Nevada. Nevada’s only national park, it offers plenty to do.
It’s 4:30 in the morning, and I’m at Angel Park Golf Club, 100 S. Rampart Blvd. It’s dark outside, but there’s a hubbub of activity. There’s an associate mowing the practice green, a kitchen worker heading toward the restaurant, a staff member using a blower to clear the main concourse to the clubhouse and equipment is buzzing everywhere. There are sprinklers watering the course.
Nearly all figs are self-fertile, and all the figs I have tested in our climate do well. It is just a matter of your preference in taste.