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GARDENING

One Vegetable, One Community, a group sponsored in part by the University of Minnesota Extension, focuses on uniting communities by encouraging gardeners of all ages and levels to plant, grow, cook and share a featured vegetable of the year. This year, the vegetable is the pumpkin.
"Fielding Questions" columnist Don Kinzler also answers questions about spraying newly seeded grass and dealing with quackgrass in raspberries.
The Master Gardeners' plant sale is coming up this weekend. It will be at the Beltrami County Fairgrounds from 9 a.m. to noon on May 21.
Gardeners should do their homework to avoid bringing jumping worms home. They should check with gardening supply stores to find out where they source mulch. In addition to looking over mulch brought home from the store, gardeners should inspect plants over a week before putting them in the ground.

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"Growing Together" columnist Don Kinzler says it comes down to doing seemingly small tasks well.
Soon there will be four more options for buying plants that you will not want to miss and those are the plant sales of four local organizations.
"Fielding Questions" columnist Don Kinzler also answers questions about perennial hibiscus and the size of seed potatoes.
Before ordering seeds or purchasing plants, take time to map out your space and determine how much space each plant would need to grow and thrive before making your purchase.
Knowing that it soon will be gardening season has helped get me through the ice, snow, rain, hail and wind that has been the reality of the past two weeks of northern Plains living.
"Fielding Questions" columnist Don Kinzler also hears from readers about when it's safe to first mow lawns this spring and how to try planting a pot of hyacinths.

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"Growing Together" columnist Don Kinzler reminds readers of things like the best height to mow the lawn and what to do if a late spring frost threatens a garden.
Many of us don’t have spaces for gardens. If you live in an apartment or condo, your space is probably minimal. Container gardens might just be the answer you are looking for.
"Fielding Questions" columnist Don Kinzler also answers questions about geranium cuttings and planting onions.

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