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CHENEY FREE PRESS Thursday: May 14, 2015 By MELINDA MYERS Contributor Nothing beats the flavor of fresh-from-the,garden tomatoes. Make this your biggest and tasti- est tomato harvest yet with proper planting and care. Reduce pest problems and in- crease the harvest by growing your tomatoes in a sunny location with well-drained soil, or in a quality potting mix for container gardens. Improve your garden soil by add, ing several inches of organic matter to the top 8 - 12 inches of soft prior to planting. Compost, aged manure and other organic materials help improve drainage in heavy clay soil and increase the water holding abil- ity of sandy soil. Add a slow release organic ni- trogen fertilizer like Milorgranite Tomatoes should be planted rooting. Contributed photo Melinda Myers, LLC slightly deeper or in a trench for better Stake or tower your tomatoes to ( according to label reduce, insect and disease problems directions at planting. Slow release and make harvesting easier. The fertilizers provide a constant diet type of tomato and your schedule that is better for your plants and less will help determine the training work for you. Save yourself more system that works best for you. time by mixing the fertilizer into the Determinate tomatoes (look for soil when incorporating the organic the D on the tag) grow a certain matter. Then give your plants a mid- height and stop. They work well in season boost as needed, towers, containers or even hanging Once the soil is prepared, wait baskets. Indeterminate tomatoes, for the air and dirt to warm to labeled with an "I," keep growing plant your tomatoes. Planting too taller, producing more flowers and early when the soil is still cool and fruit until the end of the growing the nights are chilly can stress the season. These do best when grown plant and delay your harvest, on tall sturdy stakes or extra tall Plant your tomatoes slightly deeper strong towers. grin a trench for better rooting. Trench Towering tomatoes is easy. Sim- tomatoes by digging a shallow ditch ply place the tower over the toma- about 3 - 4 inches deep. Remove the toes at planting. Tomatoes grown lower leaves and lay the plant on its in towers produce a larger, but later side in the hole. Roots will eventually harvest than staked tomato plants. form along the stem. Carefully bend Allow a bit more time if you de- the stem, so the upper leaves will be ride to stake your plants. Place the above the soil. Fill the trench with soil stake in the ground at planting. Be and water, careful not to injure the roots. As the plants begin to grow, prune off all side branches, known as suckers, that develop between the main stem and leaves. Loosely fie the remaining one or two stems to the stake. Cloth strips, twine or other soft ties work well. Keep tying up the plants as they continue to grow. Staked tomatoes produce the earliest and smallest harvest. Check new plantings every few days and water often enough to keep the developing root system moist. Reduce frequency as plants become established. Water established plants thoroughly whenever the top few inches of soil are slightly moist_ Mulch the soft with evergreen needles, skh-ed- ded leaves or other organic mulch to keep it consistently moist and suppress weeds. Consistent soil moisture en- courages more flowering and fruiting, while reducing the risk of blossom end rot, cracking and misshapen hxtit. See Tomatoes page 8 I C azan & Dr. M enke ,,o I H'T S-- N | Military families welcome, inviting d | new patients, sedation provided, If FREE Parking I experienced providers and staff.t "qr.~;~,~ I" " J 7 Nights A Week 245 W. Main, Spokane I ~ ,,~o~s~ 13326 West Sunset Hwy. 509-624-5226 | ~~ Airway Heights, WA 99001 Open 7 Days A Week I~ 509-244-3655 I .... Fax: 509-244-9527 Cheney Church Cheney C h e n e y Emmanuel Community of the Nazarene Church FAITH Lutheran 338 Betz Road 235-6261 C e n t e Church Sundays, 10 a.m. Worship and Discipleship AFoursquare Church 639 Elm Street ~, Services 8:30 a,m. & 10:30 a.m, Sunday Worship Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. Children's Ministries C H U RCH ~ Awana: 2 yrs. - High School Nursery - 5th Grade 10:30 a.m. N AZ A R E N E Weeknights - studies Youth Group Sunday School Sundays - Prayer groups 8:30 am Connexion Groups Thursday Night 7 p.m. 9:00 a.m. Adult Sunday School 9 am 300 N. 2nd, Cheney, WA 235-6300 Worship Service 10:30 am235.4841 1307 3rd Street235-4282 Tuesdays - Youth Group 6:00 pm Wednesdays - Kid's Konnections 6 pm (Next to the Cheney Medical Center) Growing Great Through Serving. FELLOWSHIP BAPTIST CHURCH Meeting at 2206 First St. (across the street from Bi-Mart) Sunday School 10:00 am Worship Service, Sunday 11:15 am Wednesday Mid-week Service 7:00 pm For More Information Call 235-3787 Rick Huguenin, Pastor vou L.U. St. Paul's SAINT ROSE U N ITED Community Church CHURCH C H U RC H Third & Spokane Street Episcopal Church North Sixth and Annie Place "A Bible teaching, Christ-centered WEEKEND CELEB~TIONS OF CH RIST church for your whole family" 625 "C" Street 235-6150 OF THE EUCHARIST SUNDAY Reconciliation ... Saturday 3:30--4:1~ God is sEW eakiag worship Ser~ee SERVICE Saturday Mass .................. 5:00 p.m, Religious Education Class .............. Sunday Worship 10:00 a.m. 10:45 a.m. Sunday Sunday Morning Mass ,.8:00 & I0:00 a.m Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Holy Communion Sun.SpaniShEve.MaSSNewman ................ Center12:007:00 nOOnp.rnl Sunday School, Nursery Additional Bible 11:00 a.m. CNC Office 509-235-8402 David Kxueger-Duncan Studies meet throughout the week Rev. Christine Soule Rev. Paul Heric, Pastor Pastor Pastor Steve Powers Community Priest 423 N. 6th 45S-9969 Child Care Available Office Hours Mon.-Thurs. 9:30-Noon Parish Phone: 509-235-6229 235-41 93 UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OF CHENEY 4th and "G" Streets 235-4600 SERVICE 10:00 a.m. Rev. Alissa Bertsch Johnson MEDICAL LAKE ST ANNE St. John's Lake City Community Church CATHOLIC CHURCH Assembly of God Traditional Worship Service 708 E. Lake St. Lutheran Church 400 East Grace 8:30-9:30 a.m. P.O. Box 125 223 S. Hallet St., P.O. Box 639 Medical Lake, WA 99022 Sunday School Office 509-723-1459 Medical Lake, WA 99022 299-3139 9:45-10:45 a.m. Rectory 509-675-2071 509-299-4114 Discipleship Classes for All Ages Contemporary Service Weekend Masses Winter Worship 11 a.m. 9:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Sunday Vigil (Saturday) 5:00 p.m. Adult Education 9:30 a.m. Sunday Services AWANA Wednesday Sunday 1 0:30 a.m. Kid's Church 11 a.m. 10:00 a.m., 8:00 p.m. 6:00-7:35 p,m. Pastor, Father Gus Sunday Kid's Church 10:00 a.m.203 N. Washington Also Pastor at Mary Queen Summer Worship 10:00 a.m.; no SS Feed Medical Lake Wednesday Family Night 6:45 p.m. 299-3286 of Heaven in Sprague, WA 2nd Monday each Month Lead Pastor - Nick Hawkins Pastor Mark Hudson Sunday, 12:30 p.m. Senior Associate - Dennis Noble Youth Pastor- Alex Hall St. Michael's in Reardan Everyone is Welcome Sunday 8:30 a.m. Rev. Steve Gutzman To Advertise in this Call i 11t; !! .....