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Is There A Doctor In The House?

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Is There A Doctor In The House?
Ever wonder what it would be like to be a Plant Doctor? It is a very interesting and enjoyable job if you have a curious mind and an investigative nature.  The Kemper Center for Home Gardening has a Plant Doctor desk staffed with sharp and dedicated volunteers who are eager to help with any problem you may be experiencing in your yard.  Here is an opportunity for you to take a shot at being a ”Plant Doctor” and diagnosing a problem I noticed in my yard.  Read on and se...
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Posted in: Spring | Tags: plant problems , voles , rose | Comments (0) | View Count: (419)

Mix Your Own Soil and Save Money

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Mix Your Own Soil and Save Money
I like container gardening for several reasons: you can get really creative with plants; they are portable; easy to arrange in clusters or alone in your landscaping; and the containers can be decorative or plain, whichever you prefer. I personally grow my vegetables in containers then I can move them into the shade or sun to avoid problems. Potting soil gets expensive and since I have a lot of containers, I’m always looking for ways to save money. I found a basic recipe for soil in the Fa...
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Posted in: Spring | Tags: soil , container gardening | Comments (0) | View Count: (901)

Growing Vegetables in Containers

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Growing Vegetables in Containers
My 17-year-old son and I like to grow vegetables (tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers). It has been our project every summer since he was a little boy. The problem is that in my current backyard I have all shade (north facing) but my front yard is full sun (south facing). Container gardening is my answer to this problem. It’s easy, affordable and it offers you greater control. I line my pots in front of my garage. They get protection from the weather and still have a sunny exposure. I have di...
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Posted in: Spring | Tags: vegetables , containers | Comments (0) | View Count: (957)
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