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A Bit About Determinate and Indeterminate Tomatoes

Many people just starting out with tomatoes tend to buy what are known as “bush tomatoes”. These are a determinate tomato variety and they generally grow to a certain height…

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Some Tools and Starter Tips For Fall Gardening

The summer gardens are just getting in full swing. Though gardening is all about timing and summer is when I make sure my fall plans are set. I didn’t have…

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Worm Castings to Build Healthy Soil

The thing that most new gardeners don’t get is that if the world were to stop working all of a sudden it would be no easy feat to turn one’s…

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Mulberry Tree Propagation From Cuttings

My current yard I’m playing with has a couple of mulberry trees. My southern property also had some white mulberries and I had some success with rooting some of those…

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Using Paper Towels to Germinate Seeds

Seeds seem to germinate mostly when they please. Some seeds will pop up right away and others will sit there for about a month before they start sending out roots…

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How to Store Seeds For Years or Even Decades

When you check the back of the packet on garden seeds you will notice they have a one-year sell-by date as well as usually something indicating how long you can…

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Small Space Gardening in a First-Year Garden

This year I have quite a bit of potential land to convert to a garden. Given this is my first year and the soil is decent though not built up,…

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Growing Garlic From Cloves in My Minnesota Garden

I love garlic. I use garlic in the majority of my cooking and it is often one of those crops I suggest to people showing interest in a market garden…

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Dreams of Growing Minnesota Fig Trees

My mom has two fig trees in her backyard that are enormous. Growing up I used to play outside and eat them as I pleased when they were in season…

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Medicinal and Culinary Herbs You Can Easily Clone

Many useful herbs are really easy to clone from cuttings. Many of the herbs are easy to start from seed as well, but you might have a hard time tracking…

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