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Special SaladsAsian greens

Now is a great time to grow salad greens! Explore the mild mustards of Asia including mizuna and tatsoi. These greens come in fascinating colors and shapes. This is the best time of the year to grow spinach and radish too.  
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Extend Your Growing SeasonRow cover 

Jack Frost will strike in just over two months. You can extend your growing season by using row covers. These are gauze-like blankets made of spunbonded polyester. They provide a boost of warmth in fall and insulate plants against frost. 
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Recommended Vegetable Cultivars for North DakotaPeas

Hundreds of gardeners in ND evaluate promising vegetable cultivars every year. Learn which cultivars grow and taste the best.
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Secrets for Growing Sweet PotatoesSweet potato after one year of storage

Can you grow sweet potatoes in North Dakota? Absolutely! Growing your own healthy slips can lead to good yields of quality roots.  
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Safe and Natural InsecticidesColorado potato beetle larvae

What do bugs and gardeners share in common? We both love to eat vegetables. Nobody enjoys eating vegetables treated with poisonous chemicals. It’s good to know that insecticides are now available that are effective, natural and practically non-toxic.
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Know Your ManureManure in pasture

The increased use of pesticides in pastures and hayfields has led to an increased incidence of contaminated manure in gardens. Tomatoes, potatoes, peas and beans are extremely sensitive.
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Featured Publications and Videos

CarrotsGrowing Great Vegetables in North Dakota

This publication guides you in preparing the soil, selecting seeds and transplants, laying out the garden, and managing pests.
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Square-foot gardenThe Facts of Square Foot Gardening

Square-foot gardening is a method of intensive gardening. This publications lists the advantages and "how to" tips to this practice that is gaining popularity.
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Raised garden bedGardening Delights For All: Nontraditional, Money-Saving, Sustainable Gardening

Gardening is for everyone: the young, old and everyone in between. In this publication, we describe more "convenient" gardening methods including raised bed, container and square foot gardens.
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Swiss chardEdible Landscapes: Gardening Outside the Box

Residential landscapes are usually designed exclusively with ornamental plants. Make your yard do double duty. Learn how to incorporate attractive edible plants into the landscape to provide food for the table AND for your eyes.
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SageHerb It Up!

Think about using herbs to flavor your entrees. Learn about growing and preserving herbs in your garden or in your home. Is there a difference from a spice and an herb? Learn what herbs go with certain dishes.
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Additional Publications and Videos

Icon - Publication  Gardening With Children

Icon - Publication  Pickin' Patch: Feeding Big Appetites in Small Spaces

Icon - Publication  From Garden to Table: Leafy Greens

Icon - Publication  From Garden to Table: Potatoes, Tomatoes, Peppers and Eggplant

Icon - Publication  From Garden to Table: Potato

Icon - Publication  How to Succeed at Seed Starting

Icon - Publication  Garden Journal

Icon - Publication  Composting Practices

Icon - Publication  Keeping Fruits and Vegetables Fresh and Safe from Plant to Palate

Icon - Publication  Fall Care and Clean-up of the Garden and Landscape

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Gardening Without Removing the Sod Part 1 and Part 2 

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Fall Garden Care

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How to Grow Giant Onions. Handout: Getting the Most Out of Your Alliums.


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