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GARDENING

Gardeners should do their homework to avoid bringing jumping worms home. They should check with gardening supply stores to find out where they source mulch. In addition to looking over mulch brought home from the store, gardeners should inspect plants over a week before putting them in the ground.
"Growing Together" columnist Don Kinzler says it comes down to doing seemingly small tasks well.
"Fielding Questions" columnist Don Kinzler also answers questions about perennial hibiscus and the size of seed potatoes.
Knowing that it soon will be gardening season has helped get me through the ice, snow, rain, hail and wind that has been the reality of the past two weeks of northern Plains living.

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"Fielding Questions" columnist Don Kinzler also hears from readers about when it's safe to first mow lawns this spring and how to try planting a pot of hyacinths.
"Growing Together" columnist Don Kinzler reminds readers of things like the best height to mow the lawn and what to do if a late spring frost threatens a garden.
"Fielding Questions" columnist Don Kinzler also answers questions about geranium cuttings and planting onions.
"Growing Together" columnist Don Kinzler offers some advice on this big annual question in the Midwest.
"Growing Together" columnist Don Kinzler says container gardening is a way for residents of condos or apartments to grow their own produce right on their balconies, decks or patios.
"Growing Together" columnist Don Kinzler explores how a mail-order seed company located right here in the state breeds, grows, packages and sells garden seed specially suited for growing in this region.

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Did you know that 1 teaspoon of soil has more microorganisms than there are people on Earth? Now you do, thanks to "Growing Together" columnist Don Kinzler.
The "Growing Together" columnist shares his favorite gardening tips.
In January, give them a bit of fertilizer and put them in a sunny window that isn’t subject to cold drafts, or put them under a shop light on a timer so that they get 6-8 hours of bright light every day.

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