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Mosquito-Repelling Plants

Warm summer nights on the patio are loads of fun, but nobody likes waking up the next morning to itchy mosquito bites all over. Fortunately, as gardeners, we have the skills needed to find [...]

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Mulch

Mulching is one of those amazing gardening techniques that requires a little bit of effort at first, but ends up saving you a ton of time and energy down the road. If you’re unfamiliar [...]

Mint

Mint is by far one of our favorite summer herbs to grow in the garden, but did you know it’s actually a perennial? That’s right, this fragrant and delicious plant is incredibly hardy and [...]

Composting

Most people are familiar with the concepts behind composting. Not only does it allow us to produce less landfill waste, but it’s also a way to use our organic household scraps to enrich our [...]

How to Plant & Prune Clematis

Trailing vines create such a beautiful effect in our gardens. Depending on how we set them up, they can create a lush backdrop against a fence or draw the eye upward with their draping effect. [...]

How to Plant Potatoes

Can you even call yourself a Midwesterner without a healthy love of potatoes? Whether covered in butter and cheese, made into french fries, or simply boiled with salt, these tubers are one of the most [...]

Dormant Oil Spray

With spring well on its way, our favorite fruit trees will soon be in full bloom, and before we know it, they’ll be loaded with deliciously sweet treats! Unfortunately, we’re not the only ones who [...]

Winter Burn in Evergreens

It’s no secret that Minnesota is prone to harsh winter temperatures, especially this past winter. As much of a relief as it is when the snow begins to melt, many of us may notice our [...]

Air-Cleaning Plants

According to a new study by the University of Colorado researchers, indoor air quality can get just as bad as the air in highly polluted cities. Between cleaning, cooking, and other household activities, toxic elements [...]

Seeding Calendar for Minnesota

Who doesn’t love watching seeds germinate and their tender shoots poking through the soil? We are sure you like it as much as we do. But as much as we get excited to see little [...]

Seeding Basics

Starting your garden from seeds is one of those activities in which everyone wins. You’ll save money while you work on growing food (and flowers) from scratch, it’s good for your health, and we like [...]