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By Jerry Vitalis, Chisago County Master Gardener One of our favorite events is the Almelund Threshing show that will be held Aug. 10-12. Every year we average more than 400 garden questions, most of which we can answer, but some must be researched.  Last year it was Japanese Beetles, the year before it was Emerald [...]

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By Jerry Vitalis, Chisago County Master Gardener Now that the plant distribution has been completed,  gardeners are finishing up planting the plants they ordered.  Once again blueberries are our most popular item.  A side benefit to blueberries is because they come potted, they don’t need to be planted immediately.  In fact, some are still getting [...]

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By Jerry Vitalis, Chisago County Master Gardener I think it was Will Rogers who said, “Everybody talks about the weather but nobody does anything about it.” People have been talking about the weather all winter and it continues into the spring.  Even the Farmer’s Almanac was off on its predictions as we had much less [...]

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By Jerry Vitalis, Chisago County Master Gardener Our 14th Annual Spring Gardening Bonanza will be held at the Chisago Lake Lutheran Church in Center City on Saturday, March 10, from 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m.  This is an all day event for only $10.  Coffee, fresh rolls and tasty lunch items will be available for sale throughout [...]

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By Jerry Vitalis Chisago County Master Gardener I have been writing articles for the Chisago County Master Garden program since 1992, and I have kept a copy of all of them, plus articles written by other Master Gardeners.  The most popular topic is raising tomatoes and the questions keep coming. Donna Tatting and Dianne Patras, [...]

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By Jerry Vitalis, Chisago County Master Gardener    I’m writing this on the first day of the new year, and I’ve already broken some New Year’s resolutions. However, I think it’s important to keep trying to improve, it’s also important with gardening.  Some years ago the Minnesota Extension Service put together a list of New Year’s resolutions [...]

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