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Let’s hear it for watermelons — using sound to pick a winner

2017-01-27T11:44:45-08:00

Standing behind a table crowded with watermelons, John Lahargou beats on several of the rinds as if they were bongos. After tapping one with a slightly higher-pitched sound -- offering less bass than the other melons -- he stops, nods and

Let’s hear it for watermelons — using sound to pick a winner2017-01-27T11:44:45-08:00

When in Drought, There’s No Doubt: Succulents Conserve

2017-01-27T11:50:11-08:00

You've probably heard that the state lifted restrictions on water use in urban areas. Yet that doesn't mean Californians don't need to conserve water: Nearly 60 percent of the state remains in "severe drought," and certain parts of San Luis Obispo County

When in Drought, There’s No Doubt: Succulents Conserve2017-01-27T11:50:11-08:00

Better Roots Mean Better Tomatoes

2017-01-27T12:38:44-08:00

Roots need oxygen to thrive, which is why you generally don't want to plant roots too deep. But tomatoes are an exception. "The thing with tomatoes is that you've got to plant them deep," said Seron Yafuwi, who was working the

Better Roots Mean Better Tomatoes2017-01-27T12:38:44-08:00
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