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MSHS Members Embrace Winter & Gardening

March 21, 2022 |

“Living in Minnesota in winter, it’s so wonderful to pick up the magazine and see some color,” says Jean Mueting, a dedicated MSHS member and reader of Northern Gardener since 1976. She, her husband Don and their 13-year-old rescue dog Bella are also dedicated to staying in the northlands in their retirement. “We are here…

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Northern Gardener Editor to Retire

March 18, 2022 |

A Tribute by Mary H. Meyer, MSHS Board Chair and Professor Emeritus, University of Minnesota Mary Schier, long time editor of Northern Gardener, has a pulse on gardening in the North! Mary is retiring in June after 17 years as editor of Northern Gardener. Her editorial leadership, timely articles and inspiration will be missed by…

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Plant Grow Harvest Repeat: Review

March 17, 2022 |

We’ve been fans of Meg Cowden’s work for several years. You may have read her articles in Northern Gardener magazine about creating a root cellar or the joy of head lettuce or growing peanuts in the North.  Her first book — Plant Grow Harvest Repeat — has all the enthusiasm and knowledge that Meg brings…

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150 Tips: Early Spring Pruning

March 14, 2022 |

Pruning has been a perennial topic in hort society publication over the years. Tips abound, but one of the most frequently given tips is to prune fruit trees in spring. The ideal time for pruning fruit trees is when they are still dormant in late winter or early spring. Prune for young trees for shape.…

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150 Tips: Seed Starting

March 8, 2022 |

There are plenty of tips from the past on seed starting that we cannot recommend anymore. Please do not heat garden soil in the oven to sterilize it! But the keys to success in seed starting haven’t changed that much over the past 150 years. Here are eight to consider. Buy quality seeds. As Mrs.…

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