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March 25, 2017
Following recommended dates for yard tasks improves gardening success. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor
How to plan your spring garden calendar
March 25, 2017 - 7:45am
March 18, 2017
Curling cucumber fruits are most commonly caused by pollination problems. Special to The Forum
What causes cucumber fruits to curl?
March 18, 2017 - 8:15am
Reduce perennial flowerbed labor by including long-lived types like peony and bleeding heart. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor
Better yards and gardens with less work
March 18, 2017 - 7:30am
March 12, 2017
SNAP=Ed nutrition educator Samantha Barron and Jodi Perry of the Pine River Area Food Shelf show just some of the seeds that will be available at the new Pine River seed library. Travis Grimler / Forum News Service
At this central Minn. library, they're checking out seeds as well as books
March 12, 2017 - 10:00am
March 11, 2017
The community gardens in the Fargo-Moorhead area are open to anyone willing to invest 2 to 3 hours a week to caring for the garden. Special to The Forum
Community gardens strengthen neighborhoods
March 11, 2017 - 8:45am
Staking newly planted trees keeps them stable until the tree’s roots have grown outward enough to keep the tree secure. Remove the stakes from most trees after one growing season, because tree trunks become stronger if allowed to sway in the breeze. Special to The Forum
How long should spruce trees be staked?
March 11, 2017 - 7:15am
March 4, 2017
The sprawling vines of mandevilla are best trimmed back to encourage branching.
Dave Wallis / The Forum
Cut plants back now to improve growth
March 4, 2017 - 8:05am
Tree crotches that are branched equally like a “Y” are weak and susceptible to breakage, especially when they are low on a tree. Special to The Forum
How to help a split crabapple tree
March 4, 2017 - 7:00am
February 25, 2017
Although these two plants were started at the same time, the spider plant on the left received attentive care while the plant on the right was given basic, minimal care. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor
Little things make a big difference with gardening
February 25, 2017 - 8:15am
This winter’s extended warm period has coaxed some perennials to begin growing dangerously early, which might cause problems. The alternating freezing and thawing tears plant roots as the soil expands and contracts. Special to The Forum
Perennials potentially damaged from early-season warmup
February 25, 2017 - 7:00am
February 18, 2017
Seed starting is most successful when kept simple. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor
Simple seed-starting: Steps you need to know when growing plants indoors
February 18, 2017 - 8:30am
Because seed varieties come from many different seed producers and companies, there isn’t one source that sells all the varieties on the list, either locally or mail-order. Many of the varieties are not found on local seed racks. Thinkstock / Special to The Forum
Finding recommended varieties requires shopping
February 18, 2017 - 7:45am
February 11, 2017
Gardenias – with their large, creamy white, heavenly perfumed flowers – are not easy plants to grow indoors. Special to The Forum
Kinzler: Growing gardenias is a challenge
February 11, 2017 - 7:15am
Seventy-five percent of U.S. households participate in gardening activities. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor
Gardening: the world's leading pastime
February 11, 2017 - 7:00am
February 4, 2017
Many leaf problems with jade plants can be traced to moisture troubles. Special to The Forum
Investigating holes in jade plant leaves
February 4, 2017 - 11:00am