Home and Garden Tips

Safe gardening for flowers or food



Simply speaking, gardening is generally thought of in two ways – either for beauty (flowers) or for sustenance (food). Humans are the top hunter-gatherers, so whatever type of gardening you engage in, there is so much to learn. You can safely grow organic foods without the fear of contamination that plagues commercial production. There are scares about massive food contamination […]

Tips to avoid pesky black flies



Known as gnats, those ferocious biters are bothersome from spring through fall. With about 30 different species in Minnesota alone, females gnaw the flesh to suck blood around dusk and dawn. They prefer feasting along the hairline, leaving large bloody scabs. Luckily, they are not known to transmit disease to humans. These 1/16 inch biters are hatched in water and […]

Post-graduation gardening tips



 Simple ideas for that graduation party include using the class colors in potted plants/ribbons from the local greenhouses. Empty corners and patio tables will benefit from bursts of color. The days are long enough to accomplish outdoor tasks be… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember Me     Forgot […]

Great reasons for gardening



 The ice on the lakes miraculously disappeared for the fishing opener that occurred on Mother’s Day. But, we may still be frost bitten for another month. If you received hanging plants or seedlings as gifts, provide adequate frost protection. St… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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