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By Jerry Vitalis, Chisago County Master Gardener The Chisago County Master Gardeners recently offered a class on growing garlic in the home garden that was presented by Carl Rosen, Soil Scientist at the University of Minnesota.   Carl became interested in growing garlic after being asked how best t...Read More
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The Master Gardeners just finished another successful weekend at the Almelund Threshing Show.  Earlier I predicted that many of our questions would be on tomato problems, getting rid of Creeping Charlie, and there were two new concerns that kept coming up. Bloom drop of tomatoes, peppers, squash, z...Read More
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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...Read More
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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 predic...Read More
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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 availabl...Read More
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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. Do...Read More
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