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Growing Your Garden: My hundred-dollar zinnias

Do you have a guilty pleasure? It doesn’t have to be expensive, just something you enjoy or wouldn’t be without. When it comes to gardens, I have not only one, but a whole list of plants that I wouldn’t be without. Some have emotional attachments, like roses (Dad), dianthus (Papa Willard) and pansies (Mom), others …

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Column by Gary Church: Here comes the sun(flowers) |

My dearly beloved boss enjoys growing sunflowers. From some of his recent questions, I realized that he may need some guidance in this venture. For this reason, I put together some sunflower growing tips this week in my column, just in case he ever reads it. Sunflowers are not a difficult crop to grow, but …

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Saving Seeds Can Create Local Heirlooms | News

ROCK SPRINGS, Pa. — When you plant seeds in your Pennsylvania garden, you want the plant to be able to thrive in a Pennsylvania climate. However, most seed companies are based in California. Penn State Extension Master Gardeners have partnered with Delaware Valley University to solve this problem. The Grow-Save-Repeat program is a recent collaboration …

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Free & cheap ways to garden: plant swap, rain barrel, classes

Two women wander through the flower covered terraces at Sarah P. Duke Gardens in April 2014. CHUCK LIDDY News & Observer File Photo READ MORE Looking for more tips on saving money? The News & Observer’s service journalism team is putting together a free with tips to cut costs across several categories. We’ll be adding …

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moon soil: In one giant leap for Earth plants, seeds are grown in moon soil

Scientists for the first time have grown seeds in soil from the moon – samples retrieved during NASA missions in 1969 and 1972 – in an achievement that heralds the promise of using earthly plants to support human outposts on other worlds. Researchers said on Thursday they planted seeds of a diminutive flowering weed called …

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Scientists successfully grow plants in the moon soil for the first time

Lunar regolith, with its sharp particles and lack of organic material, differs greatly from Earth soil, so it was unknown whether seeds would germinate Lunar regolith, with its sharp particles and lack of organic material, differs greatly from Earth soil, so it was unknown whether seeds would germinate Scientists for the first time have grown …

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Gardening is an opportunity to experiment! This season, try saving your own seeds or growing perennials from seed | Home-garden

Placing row covers over transplants allows for an early start to the vegetable garden season. PHOTO PROVIDED BY RON KUJAWSKI One of the pleasures of gardening is the opportunity to experiment with new plants or new techniques. I recently had the opportunity to learn a new technique for germinating seeds of hardy perennials. In the …

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Sow your peas by the end of March to harvest them in time for the Fourth of July | Home-garden

Begin or continue to sow seeds of vegetables and flowers indoors this weekend, but wait another 10 days before starting tomato seeds. PHOTO PROVIDED BY ECO WARRIOR PRINCESS VIA UNSPLASH There are many books as well as magazine articles on the subject of garden design. The designs presented often have a theme and require the …

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Spring’s arrival is imminent. Here are a few garden tasks you should be doing right now | Home-garden

Fred Harwood, of Sheffield, sent in a photo of snowdrops in full bloom. PHOTO PROVIDED BY FRED HARWOOD This has been a winter of yo-yo weather. One day the temperature is frigid and the next day it is balmy. This past weekend was a case in point. Last Saturday, the overnight low, as recorded at …

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