Donna Tatting

by Donna Tatting The 16th Annual Chisago County Master Gardeners Bonanza was one of the most successful ever. Gardeners were so anxious to get out of the house that they probably would have attended anything, so it’s good that they came to our Bonanza. Everyone enjoyed hearing Jim Gilbert as our keynote speaker. For me, [...]

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by Donna Tatting Chisago County Master Gardener Most of us who garden know the value of composting. Compost bins are easy to make, and the organic material created gives our gardens much needed nutrients. But what if your vegetable garden is more in the line of good-sized pots where you grow things like tomatoes, peppers [...]

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Donna Tatting has some great ideas for adding color to your shade garden, and she will tell you all about it at the Rush City Garden Club meeting at 9 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 15. The public is welcome and encouraged to join the group at Rushseba Town Hall, located just north of Rush City on [...]

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by Donna Tatting Ask anybody with a lawn or garden and they will probably tell you that this year’s weeds are producing a bumper crop.   It’s a never-ending task made even harder by my being somewhat physically limited due to a recent surgery.  I’m thankful for the ones that just pop out easily when [...]

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by Donna Tatting Chisago County Master Gardener When it comes to vegetable gardening, these days I pretty much stick with the usual choices like green peppers, tomatoes, beans, carrots and some herbs.  But last year, as I visited some local farmers’ markets, I started noticing more and more varieties of kale.  Then someone told me [...]

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By Donna Tatting— The Chisago County Master Gardeners held their 15th Annual Spring Gardening Bonanza March 16 at the North Branch Area Senior High School.  We had a great turnout with over 150 people in attendance to take advantage of the 12 classes and listen to this year’s keynote speaker, Stan Tiekela, an author, naturalist [...]

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