Gardeners want the dirt on soil prep
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Gardeners want the dirt on soil prep

Preparing garden soil in the spring

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Winter bird feeding with suet
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Winter bird feeding with suet

Winter bird feeding with suet

Garden intentions for 2018
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Garden intentions for 2018

Garden intentions for 2018

Disposing of cut Christmas trees
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Disposing of cut Christmas trees

There can be a second life to our cut Christmas trees, says Christopher Enroth of the U of I Extension.

Succulents need different care than other plants
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Succulents need different care than other plants

I've become a bit re-obsessed with succulents, especially soft succulents you can grow indoors. It started back when I did a presentation on hardcore houseplants and came across a kalanchoe called panda plant.

What if winter never arrives in the Midwest?
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What if winter never arrives in the Midwest?

What if winter never arrives in the Midwest?

Select seeds in tune with garden space
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Select seeds in tune with garden space

Select seeds in tune with garden space

GOOD GROWING: What do you give thanks for?
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GOOD GROWING: What do you give thanks for?

What is on your list of thanks this Thanksgiving? After all, that is the question of the week. I am grateful for many things, too much to list here. If I could distill down to a few core items for which I give thanks, the following is what I have to offer

GOOD GROWING: Growing herbs, lettuce in winter
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GOOD GROWING: Growing herbs, lettuce in winter

Just because days are shorter and colder and the outdoor gardening days are over, doesn't mean that it all must come to an end. Indoors we can have our green houseplants. But what if I told you it's possible to have herbs and lettuce and eat them, too.

Extend the growing season with low tunnels
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Extend the growing season with low tunnels

Extend the growing season with low tunnels