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MASTER GARDENER COLUMN: Growing beans from seed to harvest
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Beltrami County Master Gardeners
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
April 28, 2015
MASTER GARDENERS COLUMN: Flowers and herbs benefit the vegetable garden
It all started in 1971 when I read about growing calendula in the vegetable garden. The calendula or pot marigold (no relation to marigold (Tagetes)) was supposed to repel tomato hornworms and asparagus beetles. That sounded good. It turned out that calendula also attracted aphids....
April 28, 2015 - 7:20pm
April 22, 2015
MASTER GARDENERS: Rethink your landscape
Anticipation and reality face gardeners every year. Each year, gardening magazines and books present lovely images of well-designed, but overly ambitious, yards that we attempt to emulate. Seed catalogs encourage us to try more varieties than we have time, energy or space to deal...
April 22, 2015 - 8:48am
March 31, 2015
MASTER GARDENERS COLUMN: Keep an eye out for invasives
In this time before active gardening season, I want to pass along some information that should be of interest to gardeners who live in the woods or share a concern about invasive species. There is a University of Minnesota website called My Minnesota Woods -- www.myminnesotawoods.umn.edu/...
March 31, 2015 - 6:50pm
March 17, 2015
MASTER GARDENERS COLUMN:Pollinator problems a problem for us all
Pollinators, whether managed bees or the myriad native insect pollinators, are declining in numbers, some at alarming rates. These workhorses...
March 17, 2015 - 9:50pm
October 28, 2014
Protecting deciduous trees, shrubs from winter damage
Minnesota's cold winters can damage deciduous trees and shrubs as well as the more obvious injuries to evergreens. Winter sun and wind can damage bark, branches and flower buds and prolonged cold can damage roots. One common injury is "sun scald," which is characterized by elongated...
October 28, 2014 - 11:56pm
October 22, 2014
Pros and cons of the Autumn blaze maple tree
In the fall, most of us look forward to seeing the beautiful colors of the many trees we have in Northern Minnesota. It may also be a time of the year when one thinks about getting more of that red leaf color in our own yard. One of the more popular trees that have been sold in...
October 22, 2014 - 12:32am