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From The Ground Up

UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   Our winter / spring vegetable series focused on helping you anticipate and prepare for the growing season’s potential problems continues. This week we're talking about pumpkins and squash. Read on to learn more about variety selection,...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu       You have likely noticed that certain fruit plants and vegetable seeds are harder to find this year than normal. Natalie Hoidal discusses vegetable seed shortages in this article from UMN Extension Yard and Garden News. In addition to...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   Several of the most popular asparagus varieties for Minnesota gardeners are being discontinued: Jersey Knight, Jersey Giant and Jersey Supreme. While you may be able to snag a few remaining crowns from an online retailer, it is time to...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   Its name rolls off the tongue lyrically, but does the tomato called "Costoluto Genovese" taste as good as it sounds? When a cucumber commands a moniker like "Excelsior," does it vanquish the competition for a place in Minnesota gardens?...
No garden is immune to disease. Even the most attentive, experienced gardeners have had to confront disease in their gardens, which can lead to significant damage and potentially kill plants. Various bacterial, fungal and viral diseases can affect gardens, and the University of Maryland Extension...
Pristine, snow-covered landscapes can be wonders to behold. While that blanket of white is idyllic, a lawn's delicate blades may be paying a hefty price beneath the cold, heavy piles of snow. Snow plows push salt and sand up on the grass while subterranean animals like mice and moles dig burrows...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   Extension horticulture experts have been busy this winter writing and revising articles for this website. Here are a few examples to help you get through the rest of the coldest season. There's still time to learn about gardening indoors...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu     As a polar vortex hunkers down over Minnesota, you may find yourself reaching for an extra sweater, blanket or space heater. Our plants are all tucked in for the winter or getting ready to be started from seed. But where have all the...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu     If you’ve been browsing seed catalogs lately, you may have noticed that many varieties have completely sold out, and some companies have stopped taking orders from gardeners entirely. There are reasons for seed shortages and ways to get...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   Designate a notebook to be your yard and garden journal. Keep track of ideas and goals for your landscape. Note dates you see birds return, plants emerge, fruits and vegetables are harvested. Keep a record of what you plant including when...

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