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Year-round gardening: Winter sowing in gallon jugs | Lifestyle

Winter sowing is a great way to get a head start on summer flowers and even some vegetables. Using gallon-size plastic jugs, you can create just the right conditions for seeds to germinate and start growing. The process works best for seeds that require a chill period and are frost tolerant during the germination process. …

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Year-round gardening: Bring back the flowers, forcing bulbs indoors | Lifestyle

We are approaching the Persephone period, when daylight is less than 10 hours. This is the time when outdoor growth is dramatically halted, even if temperatures remain high. Greek legend says that Persephone, the Goddess of Harvest, is lured to the underworld during this time of the year. If you want flowers, they must be …

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Kicked to the curb? Mums are perennials you can hold onto Lifestyles

Signs of autumn are most apparent in colder climates, where fall foliage sets the landscape ablaze. But regardless of your location, chances are there’s one familiar seasonal sight each year: potted chrysanthemums perched on porches, hanging in baskets, temporarily planted into borders. And soon, they get kicked to the curb with decaying jack-o’-lanterns. Curious and …

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‘Bucket list’: White House garden tours prune a US divide | Lifestyles

WASHINGTON (AP) — There were the young women in fresh fall coats, a guy in a suit, hooded parents with kids, all maneuvering for selfies with the White House south facade. The plant fans and the history fans leaned in to admire the perennials and centuries-old trees on the lawns where Commander the dog lolls …

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Kicked to the curb? Mums are perennials you can hold onto Lifestyles

Signs of autumn are most apparent in colder climates, where fall foliage sets the landscape ablaze. But regardless of your location, chances are there’s one familiar seasonal sight each year: potted chrysanthemums perched on porches, hanging in baskets, temporarily planted into borders. And soon, they get kicked to the curb with decaying jack-o’-lanterns. Curious and …

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Year-round gardening: Growing microgreens at home | Lifestyle

Microgreens (MGs) are young and tender, edible greens produced by sprouting the seeds of a variety of vegetable species and herbaceous plants. They are nutrient-dense and might be grown year-round in a short time and in limited space. Growing microgreens indoors is relatively easy and it rewards you with fresh, tasty produce. Many edible plant …

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Year-round gardening: Growing microgreens at home | Lifestyle

Microgreens (MGs) are young and tender, edible greens produced by sprouting the seeds of a variety of vegetable species and herbaceous plants. They are nutrient-dense and might be grown year-round in a short time and in limited space. Growing microgreens indoors is relatively easy and it rewards you with fresh, tasty produce. Many edible plant …

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Year-round gardening: Growing microgreens at home | Lifestyle

Microgreens (MGs) are young and tender, edible greens produced by sprouting the seeds of a variety of vegetable species and herbaceous plants. They are nutrient-dense and might be grown year-round in a short time and in limited space. Growing microgreens indoors is relatively easy and it rewards you with fresh, tasty produce. Many edible plant …

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The facts on potting ‘soil’ — and putting rocks in the bottom of containers (don’t!) – The Virginian-Pilot

I recently read an article in a national publication offering advice on repotting houseplants. While some of the advice resonated with me, a couple of assertions did not. The first was that container plants do not need fancy soil. Actually, my beef is more with the liberal use of the word “soil” in the article. …

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Container gardening: Good things grow in small spaces | Lifestyle

No room for a garden? No problem. Those who don’t have the space or desire to grow a full garden can try container gardening. “If you don’t have room in your landscape, make sure you have enough sun and a deep enough pot so your plant can grow and expand and produce,” said Kristen Burnside, …

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