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Patio & Small-Space Gardening

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Want a garden but don’t have much of a yard? Try your hand at container or small-space gardening! Many vegetables grow well in small spaces, providing you give them what they need: good soil, adequate watering, and sunshine. And there are many beautiful combinations of vegetables, herbs and flowers that…

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Grow Your Own Sweet Potatoes

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Sweet potatoes are grown from slips started indoors toward the end of winter. They are easy and fun to grow and a great project to do with kids! Materials 1 local, organic sweet potato 5 sturdy toothpicks or bamboo skewers 1 wide-mouth canning jar A sunny location Starting the Sweet…

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Regrow Your Food Scraps

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Don’t compost your kitchen scraps just yet. One of the easiest (and most fun!) ways to reduce food waste is to use your food scraps to regrow vegetables and herbs. You’ll want to start with healthy, organic vegetables or herbs and glass jars. Not everything will sprout; you may need…

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How to Attract Pollinators to Your Garden

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Who are the pollinators? Native bees and honeybees, butterflies and moths, flies, wasps, beetles and hummingbirds. Things to think about when planning your garden Native plant species are most attractive to pollinators. If you have a choice between a cultivar and a native variety, choose the native variety. The food…

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Get Growing with Carter Farms Seed Potatoes

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Potatoes are one of the first things you can start growing in the spring, either in a garden or in a barrel on a deck or patio, if you’re short on space. You’ll find several varieties of organic seed potatoes at the co-op from Carter Farms, a family-run farm…

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Dill-ight in Homegrown Herbs

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Growing your own herbs not only helps you feel connected to what you eat, but it’s also a great way to save money. Instead of buying herbs for every recipe, you can purchase a plant once and keep a continuous, fresh supply on hand — simply snip off what you…

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Brighten Your Winter with Houseplants

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Kick the winter blues with our 20% off houseplant sale from Jan. 17-23! With their lush green leaves and natural beauty, houseplants not only breathe life into the cold, dark, and dreary winter days but also offer numerous benefits. Beyond their aesthetic appeal, houseplants can help ease stress, boost feelings…

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Planting Fall Bulbs for Spring Pollinators

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Attract pollinators to your garden early next spring by planting flowering bulbs this fall. Choose a variety of bulbs to appeal to different pollinators and ones that will keep your garden blooming from early spring until summer. Groupings of like flowers are more attractive to pollinators out looking for nectar,…

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Planting Fall Crops

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Early to mid-summer is the perfect time to plan ahead for the rest of the growing season. The average first frost date for the Saint Paul area is Oct. 1, so there is still plenty of time to plant and get abundant crops! Check the backs of seed packages for…

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