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Minneapolis Students Learn Gardening By Growing Veggies

All summer long, kids at Anthony Middle School in Minneapolis have been growing veggies.

10/24/2014

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Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl’s Top 5 Green Tomato Recipes

The garden tomato season is finished. Done. Kaput. Over! And if your garden is anything like mine there are still lots and lots of green ones to deal with. What to do with them all? Plenty! Here are Dara’s Top 5 Green Tomato Recipes!

10/10/2014

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What Is Biochar Gardening?

The mayor of Minneapolis and the chairman of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux signed an agreement Tuesday that promotes the use of biochar. Jim Doten, Minneapolis’ environmental services’ supervisor, says it’s a product similar to cooking charcoal that’s used for gardening.

09/02/2014

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Volunteers Plant Seeds In Violence-Stricken N. Mpls.

Minneapolis Police working on the city’s north side have their hands full again this week. Three women were shot early Wednesday morning outside of a home on Fremont Avenue North. The women were all seriously hurt. Officers say they think the shooter knew the victims. Mayor Betsey Hodges addressed the latest violence Wednesday.

07/09/2014

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Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl’s Top 5 Herb Garden Sauces

Herbs are going bonkers in the garden right now. That’s why it’s the perfect season to throw them into a food processor with some oil and a couple other things and take full advantage of the season. Here are a few of Dara’s favorite recipes to use some of your herbs!

07/05/2014

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Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl’s Top 5 Herb Garden Sauces

Herbs are going bonkers in the garden right now. That’s why it’s the perfect season to throw them into a food processor with some oil and a couple other things and take full advantage of the season. Here are a few of Dara’s favorite recipes to use some of your herbs!

07/03/2014

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Bachman’s Offers Tips On Caring For Your Garden

Summer time is the perfect time to get in the garden. Whether your plants are in the ground or in a pot, they need food, water and pruning to make them bloom and thrive. So WCCO went to Susie Bachman West for pro tips on the proper care and feeding of our gardens.

06/28/2014

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Bachman’s Garden Tip: Put Insects In Your Plants

There are so many things that people can do with their gardens to make plants grow and thrive. And Bachman’s is offering up some more tips on how to make your garden grow. Putting some insects, like ladybugs, into your plants, or putting certain plants together keeps unwanted pests away.

06/21/2014

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‘Roots For The Home Team’ Teaches Gardening, Business To Youth

The Minnesota Twins and Milwaukee Brewers finish a four game, home-and-home series Thursday at Target Field. And when you go to a game, salads aren’t what you usually think about eating.

06/05/2014

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Annual Twin Cities Plant Sale Celebrates 25 Years

Despite the chilly start to spring, farmers markets around the Twin Cities have been planting the idea of gardening into many Minnesotans’ heads. One of the best places to start is the Friends School Plant Sale in the Twin Cities. Celebrating 25 years this weekend, the annual sale is bringing thousands of varieties of plants and hundreds of growers together at the Minnesota State Fair Grounds.

05/10/2014

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St. Paul Hotel Floral Expert Offers Up Gardening Tips

The gorgeous English garden at the St. Paul Hotel is one of the most popular in the state, and this year it celebrates a milestone 20th anniversary. WCCO’s Edward Moody decided to ask their full-time horticulturalist Sarah Orvik how the rest of us can get our gardening started.

04/30/2014

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Garden Week: CSA Program At Pahl’s Market In Apple Valley

All this week, the WCCO Morning Show is getting into the spring spirit, which for many means getting into the garden. People got a taste of spring over the weekend. A number of farmers markets opened for the season, including in Minneapolis.

04/28/2014

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Grow Your Own Spring Herb Garden

Indoors or outdoors, there are many ways to grow your own fresh herbs. Take advantage of the early Spring weather and start planting your garden today.

04/27/2014

Sydney Flower Market Busy For Valentines Day

How To Make Your Valentine’s Flowers Last

Figures show as many as 95 million flowers are delivered on Valentine’s Day. But for many people, they don’t last too long in the vase. WCCO’s Aristea Brady thought it would only be timely to ask experts a question many of you probably thought about today: How do I make my roses last?

02/15/2014

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New Minnesota School Garden Guide Released

Minnesota teachers have a new resource for planning, planting and harvesting gardens with their students. The colorful 268-page guide features 31 K-12 lessons linked to the state’s academic standards in science, social studies, language arts, health and math.

12/13/2013

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With Hard-Freeze Expected, Tips On How To Protect Garden

A cold night is expected across the state. In fact, here in the metro, we could get our first hard freeze. For gardeners, this is an especially busy time as they have to get their plants and produce ready for the cold.

10/20/2013

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Disguising Fading Plants With A Pop Of Color

Is your garden looking like it could use a pick-me-up? There are some great substitutes and fill-ins to make bring your garden back to life. And as far the vegetable garden goes, keep picking off the green beans so that they’ll grow more.

08/10/2013

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Hennepin County Hosting Master Gardener Tour

If you don’t have a green thumb, but want a great garden, why not check out the Hennepin County Master Gardener Tour this weekend? Six gardens across the Twin Cities will all have themes, including rain, feng shui and water.

07/11/2013

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Landscaping Collective Builds Backyard Railway Gardens

In the Minnesota summertime, it’s all about gardening, but if you’re in a rut when it comes to landscaping, there’s a new trend families can get on board with. The Minnesota Garden Railway Society builds backyard railways.

07/04/2013

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Dismal Spring Has Landscaping Jobs Delayed At Least 1 Month

For the Twin Cities, the cold and rainy weather has dramatically slowed landscaping and gardening projects. Whether it’s a major patio project, or planting a home garden, everything seems to be a month behind.

05/30/2013

SpringFlowers

How To Take Care Of Our Popular Spring Flowers

Over the weekend, when it wasn’t raining, you may have spent some time in your garden, planting flowers. Or maybe just getting the soil ready for what you will plant. It is a sea of colors at Leitner’s Garden Center in St. Paul, a look that many of us would love to replicate in our yards.

05/20/2013

Summer Garden

Tips for Preparing Your Vegetable Garden This Summer

Are you considering growing your own vegetables to save money and eat healthier? Growing a garden takes some advanced planning, as well as a great deal of time, patience and effort. Utilize these 10 helpful tips to prepare your garden and make it flourish.

05/13/2013

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After Cold Start, Garden Experts Assess Early-Spring Flowers

The beautiful displays of color are what brighten our gardens and our spirit. We plant the bulbs in the fall and then wait with anticipation for their debut in the spring.

05/07/2013

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Don’t Be Too Hasty With Your Spring Lawn Care

After a seemingly endless winter, Minnesotans are finally seeing the grass of their lawns. But it’s not that pretty green grass that we like to see. Most yards are likely filled with patches of brown.

04/30/2013

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Good Question: When Can We Start Planting?

The long winter has meant frozen lakes, iced-over garden beds and many questions about when we can put the spade to dirt and start planting the garden.

04/29/2013

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