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Day 6: Favorite Seed Sources for Your Vegetable Garden

If you’ve decided to try starting your own vegetable seeds this year, you’ll find a lot of choices at hand—both for varieties available as well as places to buy them….


Day 5: Seeds vs. Starter Plants

For me, half the fun of starting a vegetable garden comes at this time of year, when I sit down with a stack of seed catalogs to look at all…

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Day 4: What to Grow in Your Vegetable Garden

For most gardeners, deciding which vegetables to plant is greatly affected by yesterday’s topic: whether they’ll be gardening in traditional beds, raised beds, or containers. You wouldn’t want to try…

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Day 3: Pots vs. Raised Beds vs. Traditional Beds

Some people are faced with a dilemma when planning their vegetable garden: should they plant their garden in the ground, or in raised beds, or even in pots? Each of…

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Day 2: Where to Put Your Vegetable Garden

Vegetables want to grow — remember that when things don’t seem to be going right in your new vegetable garden — they want to produce fruit, to pass on their…

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Day 1: So You Want a Vegetable Garden?

If 2013 is the year you plan to start a vegetable garden, welcome to the club! Since the economy stumbled in 2008, more Americans have started growing some of their…

We Have a Winner!

Congratulations to Michelle of Red Wing, Minnesota, who has won the copy of The Layered Garden by David Culp. Thanks to all those who commented on the blog and on…

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Check Out These Winter Garden Classes

MSHS offers garden classes year-round, both at our office/store in Roseville and at other locations, such as garden centers and nurseries. Winter is a popular time to take a class…