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KJJP-FM 105.7 is currently operating at 15% of power, limiting its signal strength and range in the Amarillo-Canyon area. This due to complicated problems with its very old transmitter. Local engineers are continuing to work on the transmitter and are consulting with the manufacturer to diagnose and fix the problems. We apologize for this disruption and service as we work as quickly as possible to restore KJPFM to full power. In the mean time you can always stream either the HPPR Mix service or HPPR Connect service using the player above or the HPPR app.

Growing on the High Plains: Forcing Bulbs

Gardeners, remember that you can always defeat the dumps that winter weather brings by forcing bulbs. It's easy, and it ushers a breath of spring in the dead of winter.

If you find yourself missing the company of lush blossoms, you aren't alone. Many of us High Plains gardeners find the cold weather months a struggle. But I'm here to remind you that you can always sneak a little spring color as you weather the nip of winter by forcing bulbs in pots. There's a large variety of bulbs available at garden centers, and it's likely you can score some on the cheap if you get them soon.

Years ago Skip Mancini left the rocky coast of Northern California to return to her roots in the heartland. Her San Francisco friends, concerned over her decision to live in a desolate flatland best known for a Hollywood tornado, were afraid she would wither and die on the vine. With pioneer spirit, Skip planted a garden. She began to learn about growing not only flowers and vegetables, but hearts and minds. If you agree that the prairie is a special place, we think you'll enjoy her weekly sojourns into Growing on the High Plains.