Celebrating 150 Years of Publishing Garden Information

The January/February 2022 issue of Northern Gardener is on newsstands now, and it’s a special one for several reasons. First, we are marking 150 years of publishing garden information for the North! Sharing Plant Knowledge It was in 1873 that the young Minnesota State Horticultural Society published the transactions from its meetings—sharing information with a…

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February Garden Chores: A Short and Fun List

Updated for 2022. The list of  February garden chores is not too long—but it sure is fun.  This is the time of year when gardeners have rested up enough from the past season to be excited about what they will grow in 2021. Here are some of the February garden chores to tackle: Plan Your…

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Learn How to Start Vegetables with Winter Sowing

  Winter sowing of seeds is one of the top three topics that bring folks to this blog. (The other top two are northern gardening — no surprise — and growing tomatoes.) Many Minnesota gardeners use the winter sowing method to start perennials from seed, but more and more are using a style of winter…

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