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Grow Lettuce Longer: Tips for Extending the Season

June 3, 2021 |

This article was written by Susy Morris and appeared in the March/April 2020 issue of the Northern Gardener. Salads are a favorite meal in our home, which made growing lettuce a priority when space was carved out for a vegetable garden. It quickly became a favorite vegetable to grow, too. Homegrown lettuce, harvested and eaten…

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Plant Spotlight: Wild Ginger

June 2, 2021 |

This article was written by Beth Stetenfeld and appeared in the January/February 2020 issue of the Northern Gardener. Wild ginger (Asarum canadense) is a plant of many surprises—also many names. It is commonly called woodland ginger, Canada ginger, snakeroot, colic root, coltsfoot, namepin and sturgeon potato. In the garden or the wild it seems unassuming, but…

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African Violets: Make More Plants

June 2, 2021 |

This article by Eric Johnson originally appeared in the January/February 2020 issue of Northern Gardener. African violets. Could a name sound more magical? Even though they have suffered an identity crisis of late—sometimes being pegged as stuffy and old-fashioned—they are enchanting, easy-care bloomers. They are a colorful addition to the houseplant landscape, with countless varieties…

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Plant Profile: The Humble Radish

June 2, 2021 |

This article by Samantha Johnson first appeared in the May/June 2020n edition of the Northern Gardener It’s springtime and that means it’s time to talk about one of the best (and sometimes overlooked) vegetables: the radish. As gardeners, we praise the merits of peas and pole beans and carrots and lettuce yet fail to truly…

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Plant Profile: Eastern Red Columbine

June 1, 2021 |

This article was written by Beth Stetenfeld and appeared in the January/February 2020 issue of  Northern Gardener. When you happen upon eastern red columbine in the wild—with angled sun glinting on the bright red and yellow of its bell-shaped blossoms—it can be a magical moment. This plant is equally lovely in garden settings. It works…

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