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Carol Bray Isanti County Master Gardener “Promote Pumpkin Awareness” continues to be the message Adam Schutte and Bob Ricke broadcast. Adam and Bob of Crown have learned a lot and are satisfied with their first endeavor of growing a giant pumpkin. They have conversed with other pumpkin growers and gone on giant pumpkin tours. Adam [...]

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Carol Bray Isanti County Master Gardener Every state has a state soil and Minnesota’s is Lester. Included in a recent agriculture bill is a Senate provision to designate Lester soil as the state soil. The purpose is to help the University of Minnesota celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the soil science program and in recognition [...]

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Carol Bray Isanti County Master Gardener Serious gardeners just want to have fun. Every vegetable gardener seems to try a new variety of vegetable each year. For giggles, here are some vegetables that you can grow that have a “different” color than their norm. (Purple is a popular color for unusual colored veggies.) ‘Purple Passion’ [...]

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Carol Bray Isanti County Master Gardener Spring Fever is an annual occurrence that seems to strike every gardener I know. And, Spring Fever can lead to all kinds of impulsiveness that can be hard on the pocketbook and possibly leave one scratching their head and wondering “where can I stick that plant that I just [...]

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Carol Bray Isanti County Master Gardener Fall is when the garden starts to shut down and when some of us forget we even have gardens or trees and shrubs that still need our attention. Some of us have taken advantage of the fall markdowns on ornamental trees and shrubs recognizing we do need to baby [...]

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By Carol Bray Isanti County Master Gardener If you’re just starting to garden or if you are redoing your flower garden and have a full or part sunny location, sedums are plants you will want to consider.  Sedum, sometimes called stonecrop, is a genus of about 400 species of leaf succulents, from the northern hemisphere. [...]

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By Carol Bray Isanti County Master Gardener Consider this is an open invitation for you to consider becoming a Master Gardener. What does it mean to be a Master Gardener? Master Gardeners do more than pull weeds. Here is a listing of what a Master Gardener may get involved in: • Assist University of Minnesota [...]

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