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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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2021 Plant Sale

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Known for a comprehensive assortment of Minnesota natives and an extensive vegetable and herb selection, our Annual Spring Plant Sale enthusiastically ushers in the return of Minnesota’s peak growing season. It runs May 5–31, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, at all three stores, with a smaller selection available at…

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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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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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Prep for Spring with Winter Sowing

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Winter sowing is a method of starting seeds outside using little greenhouses made from recycled, food-grade containers. This method relies on Mother Nature to decide when the time is right to germinate. It produces sturdy seedlings that are already acclimated to the outdoors and ready to plant in the garden…

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How to: Build & Plant a Raised Bed

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While fairly short in length, the return of Minnesota’s growing season is a welcome sign of spring. This year, try growing your own vegetables and herbs in a raised garden bed. All you’ll need is a small, sunny spot in a yard or community garden, along with some lumber, soil,…

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