Garden Trend Report: It's All About the Veg

I just got back (despite a really bad snow storm in southern Minnesota!) from the Chicago Flower and Garden Show. This was my third home and garden show of the year, and one that confirmed a lot of what I had seen and heard at the St. Paul and Minneapolis shows about the garden trends…

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Straw-Bale Gardening Gains Popularity

Gardeners are always looking for ways to make their gardens more productive. The latest trend is growing vegetables in straw bales, a method that resembles container gardening, except that the bales are both the container and the planting medium. Minnesotan Joel Karsten has been promoting this method for several years and is teaching a course…

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