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Awards for Northern Gardener

Like most folks who publish magazines or blogs or books, we at Northern Gardener most enjoy hearing comments and compliments from our readers. “That feature really helped me figure out…

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Hot Off the Press: Permaculture for Vegetable Gardeners

The current issue of Northern Gardener includes a delightful profile of a Minnesota gardener who is incorporating permaculture principles in her home landscape. The idea of permaculture — permanent agriculture…

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New Northern Gardener on News Stands

The November/December issue of Northern Gardener should be on display at many garden centers and bookstores in Minnesota now. The issue includes several great articles for gardeners as we go…

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The Joys of Garden Travel

Gardeners seem to share a number of characteristics, besides their love of gardening. Many are also good cooks; a lot are big readers or crafters in the winter; and many…

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How to Cure Winter Squash

Most Minnesota gardeners have already harvested their winter squash — the goal is to get them out of the fields before there is a hard freeze. But how do you…

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Frosty Morning in Minnesota

Many Minnesota gardeners woke up this morning to a blanket of white on their yards and gardens — and it wasn’t snow. It was a frosty morning in Minnesota, and…

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Will You Create Pumpkin Containers this Fall?

Gardeners have been using pumpkins as fall containers for several years now. (Here’s my first effort from back in 2007.) With more people sharing ideas and images on Pinterest, pumpkin…

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10 Fall Gardening Chores to Do Now (part 2)

Friday we suggested the first five of our fall gardening chores list. If you do those five alone, you’re on your way to a good start next spring. Here are…