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January 25, 2012
Karsten enthusiastic about gardening technique ROSEVILLE -- Gardeners often spread straw as mulch on their garden beds, using it to retain moisture and control weeds. But a whole bale of straw can actually become a vessel for planting vegetables and flowers, offering the same advantages...
January 25, 2012 - 11:12am
October 21, 2010
Parking lot to garden plot
MINNEAPOLIS -- Three decades ago, Stefan Meyer was a young kid experiencing life on the family's corn, soybean and turkey growing operation just...
October 21, 2010 - 10:53pm
September 1, 2010
Column: 'Fairy rings' appear on lawns
I love coming to work on Fridays. I just never know what might be waiting for me on my desk. This morning I had an assortment of oak galls, a very active brown spider (you'll be happy to know it wasn't a brown recluse) and many questions about mushrooms in lawns and, in particular,...
September 1, 2010 - 2:07pm
July 16, 2010
'Gardens and Glazes' to raise funds for ATLAS
MELVIN, Iowa -- Last year's Garden Party brought a crowd of more than 400 people to Leon Hulstein's farm in rural Melvin. This year, the event...
July 16, 2010 - 9:33pm
June 25, 2010
Thumbs up for the communal garden's green thumbs
GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Row upon row of vegetables and herbs are beginning to bloom on two vacant lots in downtown Grand Forks. "We went from green grass to things sprouting in 10 days," said Caylan Larson, coordinator of the Amazing Grains Cooperative Garden. Larson said an outbreak...
June 25, 2010 - 4:00pm
Cacti thrive in Minnesota
COTTAGE GROVE - Barb Arntzen, of Cottage Grove, said people believe cacti can only grow in deserts in the Southwest. To prove her point that they also grow in Minnesota, she carries a photograph in her purse of the prickly pear cacti that bloomed in her yard in 2004. Now, she has...
June 25, 2010 - 11:20am
June 2, 2010
Ole, Lena and Sven are roses; this is not a joke
Growing roses in central and northern Minnesota has always been a challenge. The University of Minnesota is doing research in developing roses which are low-maintenance, hardy and disease resistant for northern gardens. It has been more than 40 years since the University released...
June 2, 2010 - 10:02am
May 21, 2010
Recipe Column: Spring heralds the arrival of rhubarb
My mother loved rhubarb. As I was cutting off the leaves of some freshly picked rhubarb -- a gift from daughter Laura's landlady -- I closed my eyes. I was back in mom's kitchen learning how to chop up rhubarb. When chopping up the stalks to make rhubarb crunch, I noted the sound...
May 21, 2010 - 11:48am
May 17, 2010
Advocates say urban farming feeds the poor, provides jobs
DULUTH - Duluth could soon be awash in home-grown vegetables if two new programs taking seed this spring sprout as organizers hope. One program, Seeds of Success, sponsored by Community Action Duluth, is turning vacant lots into urban vegetable farms where seasonal workers will grow...
May 17, 2010 - 12:00pm
April 26, 2010
Lawn mowing tips
DETROIT LAKES - Lawn mowing is perhaps the most important practice performed in home lawn care. The simple practice of mowing impacts not only the appearance of your lawn, but also can impact the turf's ability to ward off problems. Regardless of whether the lawn is fertilized, irrigated...
April 26, 2010 - 10:39am
April 5, 2010
Column: Less is more with early yard work
WADENA - The weather has been lovely, we have spring fever and we can be easily tricked into thinking that maybe we can start digging around those flower beds and see what has survived the winter and if things are starting to sprout. But NO! This is Minnesota, zone 3, and we have...
April 5, 2010 - 10:00am
March 9, 2010
'Pickle Bill' workshop planned
WALNUT GROVE -- "Peddling Your Pickles Safely?" is a workshop for those interested in learning about the requirements of the Minnesota "Pickle...
March 9, 2010 - 12:00am
August 22, 2009
Garden of Aden: Heron Lake senior surrounds home with blooming beauty
HERON LAKE -- When Evelyn Aden first tried to grow tall garden phlox at her house on the southeast edge of Heron Lake, the plants didn't want...
August 22, 2009 - 12:00am
April 9, 2008
She says topato ... and pomato
BREWSTER -- When she retired from teaching after 43 years, Beth Nelson finally had time to become a master gardener. That was in 1996, when she began completing necessary training in Slayton to fulfill a longtime ambition. Nelson's gardening was hampered last year due to spinal...
April 9, 2008 - 12:00am
Plenty of gardening resources available
WORTHINGTON -- A close relative recently called me with just one question on his mind: "What's the kind of plant that comes back year after year?" Because I have some limited garden knowledge and a pretty good mastery of words, I was able to reply that the answer to his query was...
April 9, 2008 - 12:00am