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Peas, Phenology and the Northern Gardener

Technically speaking, we are in a blizzard here in Minnesota today. (There’s not that much snow, but the winds are wicked fierce, which is why I plan to stay off…

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Day 15: When to Plant Your Vegetable Garden

We’ve spent several days talking about starting seeds indoors, hardening them off, using a cold frame and winter sowing vegetable seeds. You’re probably thinking, “All right, already, when do we…

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Day 13: Frost-Free Dates and the Vegetable Garden

If you grow vegetables from seed, the packet almost always lists how long before or after your average last frost date you should plant. It’s important to know your “frost-free”…