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Use a Palette Knife To Remove Seedlings for Potting UpUse a Palette Knife To Remove Seedlings for Potting Up
By abhege, March 1, 2015

Because it is flat and narrow, a palette knife can be a useful tool for seed starting.

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Brightly Colored Berries for Winter Beauty and Attracting Songbirds.Brightly Colored Berries for Winter Beauty and Attracting Songbirds.
By Newyorkrita, February 28, 2015

An easily accomplished way of adding interest and color to your winter garden is by planting winter fruiting shrubs.

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ATP Podcast #80: Seed Starting and Much MoreATP Podcast #80: Seed Starting and Much More
By dave, February 27, 2015

In this week's episode we talk all about our favorite techniques of seed starting, including the paper towel method. We also discuss important information: preventing damping off, soil selection, etc. Trish shares from her pinboard of bad ideas, and gives us an inspiring look at garden poppies.

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Horned Melon Part Two, or  'Everything But the Horns'Horned Melon Part Two, or 'Everything But the Horns'
By greene, February 27, 2015

Plant Sister is at it again, using almost every part of something as food. [center] She says, "I learned from my mother about many things: Do not throw away food or let it go to waste". Written by Plant Sister and greene

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Tree Trimming Companies Are Great Sources for MulchTree Trimming Companies Are Great Sources for Mulch
By Skiekitty, February 26, 2015

If you need mulch and lots of it, contact a local tree trimming company. Usually they're willing to just give you the mulch for free if you can come and pick it up, or they'll charge you a nominal delivery fee if they're in the area.

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When Rooting in Water Is Just Not EnoughWhen Rooting in Water Is Just Not Enough
By mjsponies, February 25, 2015

Lots of plants seem to root well in water. When you pot them up, however, they seem to decline, or fail to grow at all and die.

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Winter Doesn't End the Beauty of Your GardenWinter Doesn't End the Beauty of Your Garden
By jvdubb, February 24, 2015

Some gardeners mourn the end of their growing season when plants die back. Some gardeners work hard in the fall, cleaning out their beds and cutting everything back for tidiness. While there are reasons to cut back some plants, I've come to love my winterscape when things are left as is.

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Light Spectrum's Effects on Plants -- Part IILight Spectrum's Effects on Plants -- Part II
By drdawg, February 23, 2015

Previously I wrote about light spectrum ranges and how those ranges affect plants. This light range is measured in nanometers, or what's called Kelvin (the K number is printed on fluorescent tubes/bulbs). What is also important is the light intensity. If the light intensity is not great enough, it really won't matter much what the Kelvin number is. Light intensity is measured in lumens.

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Pushing the Zone in AlaskaPushing the Zone in Alaska
By Oberon46, February 22, 2015

Anchorage, Alaska, has a pretty short growing season, which is cool (55-65 F) and tends to be overcast much of the time. So, having a greenhouse would be great. Not having enough room for one on my urban lot, I fortunately discovered raised beds, and to extend the season, hoop beds. Hope you will enjoy my journey into new gardening worlds.

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By Weedwhacker on Feb 28, 2015 11:58 PM, concerning plant: Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)

A little aggressive in a cultivated area (I transplanted a few milkweed plants from the woods edge to my perennial garden), but easy to pull out if there are too many and well worth the trouble for the benefit to butterflies and bees. Milkweed is the sole host plant for Monarch butterflies, as well as Milkweed Tussock Moths, and crucial to their survival. The flowers are also fragrant, and the pods can add interest to dried flower arrangements. Many types of insects visit the flowers for the nectar.

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By Weedwhacker on Feb 28, 2015 11:42 PM, concerning plant: Eastern Red Columbine (Aquilegia canadensis)

I originally purchased seed for this plant from Pinetree and have enjoyed it in my garden ever since then; it completely dies back in my zone 4b-5a garden, and then pops back up every spring, as well as self-sowing quite prolifically. A great plant for naturalizing with ferns, forget-me-nots, and other plants that enjoy partial shade.

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By Weedwhacker on Feb 28, 2015 11:33 PM, concerning plant: Zucchini (Cucurbita pepo 'Gold Rush')

This is a hybrid variety that produced quite a few squash in my garden, but seemed more prone to blossom-end rot than other types that I've grown. I like the golden zucchini types because it's so easy to spot them and pick before they get too large, and also because the skin never seems to have any bitterness.

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By Weedwhacker on Feb 28, 2015 11:25 PM, concerning plant: Pumpkin (Cucurbita pepo 'Jack Be Little')

These make great decorations and are also edible! Just cut off the top like you would a big pumpkin, use a melon baller to remove the seeds and stringy pulp, add some butter and seasonings of your choice to the inside -- or stuff with whatever you like, as you would an acorn squash -- and then bake for 30-45 minutes, until tender.

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By Weedwhacker on Feb 28, 2015 11:15 PM, concerning plant: Purple Amaranth (Amaranthus cruentus 'Hopi Red Dye')

Amaranth leaves can be eaten like spinach and the tiny seeds used like grain for cooked cereal, popped like popcorn, roasted or sprouted. The seeds can also be used as a "meal" for making traditional dishes, including beverages. Red dye is produced from the flower clusters, leaves and stems. The flower heads can be used dried or fresh for flower arrangements, or left on the plants for the birds to enjoy; the flowers are also attractive to bees and butterflies.

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