Donna Tatting

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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By Donna Tatting, Chisago County Master Gardener— Unlike most years, this fall my leaves literally dumped upon my lawn instead gently falling over the course of several days.  Luckily, I live on the edge of a swampy lowland so if the wind doesn’t do it, we can just get out the leaf blower and directly [...]

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By Donna Tatting, Chisago County Master Gardener We’ve recently been getting calls about plant decline from a white powdery film on the leaves of curcubit plants like squash and cucumber. The culprit here is a fungus called Podosphaera xanthii or more commonly known as Powdery Mildew. Powdery mildew infects all cucurbits, including muskmelons, squash, cucumbers, gourds, [...]

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The Rush City Garden Club is beginning its program year with “Planting for Birds” with Donna Tatting, an interesting and knowledgeable speaker. Join them at 9 a.m. Thursday, March 15 at Rushseba Town Hall, north of Rush City on Forest Boulevard.

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