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Following recommended dates for yard tasks improves gardening success. Michael Vosburg / Forum News Service
Planning the spring garden calendar
12 hours 41 min ago
March 18, 2017
Don Kinzler, gardening columnist
Fielding Questions: What causes cucumber fruits to curl?
March 18, 2017 - 8:49am
Preen prevents many types of weed seeds from germinating in flower beds. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor
Growing Together: Better yards and gardens with less work
March 18, 2017 - 7:52am
March 12, 2017
SNAP=Ed nutrition educator Samantha Barron and Jodi Perry of the Pine River Area Food Shelf show just some of the seeds that will be available at the new Pine River seed library. Travis Grimler / Forum News Service
At this central Minn. library, they're checking out seeds as well as books
March 12, 2017 - 10:00am
March 11, 2017
Staking newly planted trees keeps them stable until the tree’s roots have grown outward enough to keep the tree secure. Remove the stakes from most trees after one growing season, because tree trunks become stronger if allowed to sway in the breeze. Special to The Forum
How long should spruce trees be staked?
March 11, 2017 - 8:10am
March 4, 2017
Don Kinzler, gardening columnist
Fielding Questions: Helping a split crabapple tree
March 4, 2017 - 9:40am
Don Kinzler, gardening columnist
Growing Together: Cut plants back now to improve growth
March 4, 2017 - 8:38am
February 25, 2017
This winter’s extended warm period has coaxed some perennials to begin growing dangerously early, which might cause problems. The alternating freezing and thawing tears plant roots as the soil expands and contracts. Special to Forum News Service
Perennials potentially damaged from early-season warmup
February 25, 2017 - 7:39am
Although started at the same time, the spider plant on the left received attentive care while the plant on the right was given basic, but minimal, care. Michael Vosburg / Forum News Service
Little things make a big difference with gardening
February 25, 2017 - 7:00am
February 23, 2017
Heron Lake-Okabena FFA members Leah Schmid (left) and Eli Liepold (right) join FFA advisor and agriculture instructor Loretta Halbur inside the greenhouse on the HL-O high school campus in Okabena. Students have been working to get the greenhouse ready to start vegetables and fruit that will be planted in their school garden. (Julie Buntjer / Daily Globe)
H-LO FFA Chapter to develop school garden
February 23, 2017 - 3:47pm
February 18, 2017
Germination heat mats greatly increase seed-starting success.Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor
Growing Together: Steps you need to know when growing plants indoors
February 18, 2017 - 9:59am
Don Kinzler, gardening columnist
Fielding Questions: Finding recommended varieties requires shopping
February 18, 2017 - 8:57am
February 11, 2017
Don Kinzler, gardening columnist
Fielding Questions: Growing gardenias is a challenge
February 11, 2017 - 10:24am
Don Kinzler, gardening columnist
Growing Together: Gardening, the world's leading pastime
February 11, 2017 - 9:23am
January 8, 2017
Growing Together: Hot garden trends for 2017
January 8, 2017 - 8:36pm
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