Waynedale Outdoors Guide

Enjoy outdoors activities like gardening, camping, hiking and more? This section is for you! These articles contain the latest local outdoors news and entertainment from around the Waynedale (Fort Wayne), Indiana area.

I am sure that there is someone reading this that still has onions growing outside in their garden. Well, it’s time to harvest.

Onions do like to be cold when they go into storage but any temperatures below freezing (32 degrees) is just too cold so dig them up now and prepare them for storage. Usually it is best to dig them up and then lay the onions on the garden soil as long as it doesn’t rain or frost. If you are too late for outdoor curing then take them inside to a garage or a summer...

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The leaves have fallen from the maple and oak trees in our yard and from the walnut tree out by the barn. Acorns and walnuts have fallen and are scattered among the fallen leaves. When I look out my study window I look across a road, then a field where the grass is yellow, then at a woods, the trees as leafless as the maples and oaks in our yard.

Robins are gone from the trees of our yard and from the yard. No longer do they hop across the grass searching for worms. They’ve migrated as they do...

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Little River Wetlands Project, a local nature organization protecting almost 1,200 acres of natural and restored wetlands in Allen and Huntington Counties, offers interesting and informative nature events this September through November. All are free and open to the community.
Sponsored by Little River Wetlands Project. Free. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 260-478-2515 for...

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Heavy rains in autumn when leaves are falling can result in street flooding if leaves block storm sewer inlets. City Utilities is asking residents to help reduce the likelihood of street flooding by cleaning leaves off street drains.

Residents are reminded that when raking leaves for the City’s annual fall leaf collection, leaves should be piled in the park strip between the curb and sidewalk. Where no park strip exists, leaves should be piled on the lawn in back of the curb – never in the...

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It seems to me that most gardeners that grow potatoes are experienced gardeners, but please don’t let that discourage you from trying. Growing potatoes is very easy and almost a “no-brainer”. A couple of things you need to know is that the best way to get started is by using certified “seed potatoes” sold at most garden centers during the spring planting season. What makes the seed potato better than just any potato that you purchase at the grocery store is that the store-bought potatoes are...

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This past weekend while attending the “Walk for Cancer” which took place at the TinCaps Stadium, I had the opportunity to enter into the downtown “Farmers’ Market” which is also inside the warm confides of the TinCaps lower level of the parking garage. If you have never gone to the market, take an hour of your valuable time to give it a try. The Market is open every first and third Saturday of each month from 9am to 1pm and parking is no problem...just park anywhere, it’s Saturday. No need for...

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