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PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Lakes, and the fishing, heating up
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MASTER GARDENER COLUMN: The top 10 beneficial insects for the garden
John Eggers: What if the fish don't bite?
MASTER GARDENER COLUMN: Outsmarting those landscape weeds
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Time for a snack
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Poppy poster winners announced
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Beltrami County Master Gardeners
September 8, 2015
MASTER GARDENERS: The right conditions to store those vegetables
Now that you can walk out to the garden early in the morning and feel a bit of a chill, it’s time to think about gathering your garden’s bounty and keeping it as long as possible to enjoy when the garden is covered with snow. Different vegetables require different harvest...
September 8, 2015 - 10:06pm
September 1, 2015
MASTER GARDENERS: Time for some work, and for some reflection
Here’s a look at some garden and yard activities that will keep you busy in September. And some of these jobs may continue into October as so much depends on our weather. If you have perennial weeds you want to get rid of, now is the time as long as your lawn is healthy. Weed...
September 1, 2015 - 8:39pm
August 26, 2015
MASTER GARDENERS: Leaves of 3, let them be
It has been the year of weeds, according to complaints Master Gardeners have heard. One of the culprits that is becoming more prevalent is poison ivy. Even though it is a native species and a valuable food source for wildlife and should not be eliminated, it is still on the noxious...
August 26, 2015 - 10:27am
August 11, 2015
MASTER GARDENERS COLUMN: Spotted wing drosophila is here
Another animal invader entered the United States, in California in 2009, and has exploded across the country, reaching Beltrami County just this summer. This invader won’t get the headlines and action that zebra mussels has, but you may want to pay attention. The economic damage...
August 11, 2015 - 8:32pm
August 4, 2015
MASTER GARDENERS COLUMN: Yard and garden tips as we hit August
As we enter August, here are some garden and yard tips you can use to make the most of the summer and ready for fall. Watering August can be hot and dry. Most plants and lawns need about an inch a week. If you’re gardening in sand, you may need to water more often. Water...
August 4, 2015 - 8:38pm
July 21, 2015
MASTER GARDENERS COLUMN: Strawberry renovation begins now
If you raise strawberries, especially June bearing varieties, now is the time to get those beds ready for next year. A little work now will help insure a bumper crop next year and help prevent some of the problems with disease and winter kill. The goal for next year is to get...
July 21, 2015 - 7:28pm
July 14, 2015
MASTER GARDENERS COLUMN: Use care when using chemicals
This spring, a woman told me of driving past a large property being sprayed for turf weeds with a tractor and pull behind sprayer. It was a windy day and the chemicals drifted across the roadway, entering her car. It caused her considerable respiratory distress. Another woman...
July 14, 2015 - 7:28pm
July 7, 2015
MASTER GARDENERS: Tips for gardening in dry shade
This spring, we've had fairly adequate moisture so worrying about dry gardens may be far from your mind. However, the heat of summer is just coming upon us and I suspect along with it will come a lack of moisture. The secret to growing good plants in shade is to provide adequate...
July 7, 2015 - 6:28pm
June 30, 2015
MASTER GARDENERS COLUMN: If you were wondering about watering
One thing about growing any plant is that you are never sure what the weather will be after you plant it. Earlier this year, a widespread drought was expected, and it was very dry for a while. This was followed by some nice “catch up” rain, and then more rain. Be prepared for...
June 30, 2015 - 7:25pm
June 23, 2015
MASTER GARDENERS COLUMN: Show your hobby at the Beltrami County Fair
For those hobbyists growing fruits or vegetables, brewing beer, making wine, taking care of an aviary or taking photos of a garden item, you are encouraged to register it, bring it and show it in the Horticulture area of the Beltrami County Fair coming up July 29-Aug. 2. There...
June 23, 2015 - 8:02pm
June 9, 2015
MASTER GARDENERS COLUMN: The work doesn’t stop in June
Wouldn’t it be great if once the flower and vegetable gardens were planted, we could just enjoy the fruits of that labor without having to weed, water and feed? Or the grass grew only 4 inches tall? In the best of all possible worlds, that would be the case. Since we do have...
June 9, 2015 - 7:11pm
June 2, 2015
MASTER GARDENERS COLUMN: Planning that perfect patio tomato
Tomatoes have been such a favorite item to grow in gardens, that they have been bred to conform to a wide variety of tastes, uses and climates. They are also one of, if not the most, commonly grown crops in home gardens. For many, growing tomatoes in a container is the most obvious...
June 2, 2015 - 7:36pm
May 19, 2015
MASTER GARDENERS: Try an organic weed-free gardening approach
Master Gardeners hear a lot of "garden gripes," the most prevalent of which is dealing with weeds. People also ask for an organic approach. There are strategies to use that will protect the soil and its inhabitants, reduce watering needs and reduce work for you as well. In spring,...
May 19, 2015 - 10:21pm
May 12, 2015
MASTER GARDENERS COLUMN: Knowing your soil makes all the difference
Soil is the foundation of your gardening success. Time and effort spent preparing and managing your soil will be rewarded with years of gardening success. Soil varies greatly in different areas of the country and may even vary in different places in your yard. For example, you...
May 12, 2015 - 7:12pm
May 5, 2015
MASTER GARDENERS: Growing vegetables in the flower garden
Growing vegetables in a flower bed or in flower pots may seem strange to some, but with a little planning it can be a successful venture. Your first thought might be “but vegetables aren’t pretty.” Why would I want to destroy the beauty of my flower beds and pots with vegetables?...
May 5, 2015 - 7:23pm