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Growing Houseplants

Houseplants Proper Care and Management of Pest Problems - PP744

This publication summarizes how to properly grow houseplants and control the insect and mite pests and diseases that infest houseplants. Pest identification, damage symptoms and pest management strategies are described for insect and mite pests and diseases.

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Refreshing Raspberries

Refreshing Raspberries for home grown goodness - H38

Raspberries are high in fiber, vitamin C, and contain more calcium than any other temperate fruit. This publication offers information on varieties, planting, pest and weed controls, pruning, and winter protection.

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Asparagus and Rhubarb

Asparagus and Rhubarb - H61

Asparagus is the earliest vegetable you can harvest from your garden in the spring. The young, tender shoots of asparagus usually reach cutting size about mid-May in North Dakota. New shoots may be cut as often as every other day if temperatures and moisture conditions are favorable.

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Strawberries

Strawberries - H16

Strawberries are one of the most prized fruits used in North Dakota homes. The information in this circular will serve as a guide in the production of strawberries for home use.

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Butterfly Gardening

Butterfly Gardening in North Dakota - E1266

This publication summarizes butterfly gardening including identification of butterflies, life cycle, how to plan a butterfly garden, planting a butterfly garden, flowers and host plants of caterpillars.

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Tree Planting in ND

Tree Planting in North Dakota - F1785

This publication describes proper methods of tree planting and advantages/disadvantages of different types of nursery stock. Common mistakes and misperceptions are discussed, as well as post-planting care.

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Home Lawn Establishment

Home Lawn Establishment - H1311

With the short growing season in the upper Midwest, homeowners’ desire to have a decent-looking lawn is high. Whether you are establishing a lawn, or you’re a frustrated homeowner wanting to improve what exists for turfgrass, the information in this publication will provide steps to a more attractive lawn.

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Harvesting Herbs

From Garden to Table: Harvesting Herbs for Healthy Eating - H1267

Herbs have been used for cooking, medicine, aromatherapy, religious ceremonies, pest control, and simply for decoration, since pre-Biblical times. The purpose of this publication is to serve as a guide in growing and using herbs for culinary purposes.

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Pruning Trees and Shrubs

Pruning Trees and Shrubs - H1036

All woody landscape plants will need pruning during their lifetime. The objectives of pruning are to produce strong, healthy and aesthetically attractive plants that complement our property. You can achieve these objectives by gaining an understanding of why, how and when to prune, as well as a few basic pruning principles.

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Leafy Greens!

From Garden to Table: Leafy Greens! - H1754

Learn how to successfully grow leafy greens such as lettuce, spinach, kale, Swiss chard, and more. After harvesting your bountiful greens, prepare them using one of these delicious recipes.

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Square Foot Gardening

The Facts of Square Foot Gardening - H1597

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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Popular Peonies

Popular Peonies! - H281

Peonies are among the most adaptable perennials for North Dakota. This publication provides information on proper soil, placement, planting, spacing and cultivation. It also covers propagation, fertilization, when to cut blooms and varieties for this region.

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Beneficial Fungi

The Root of Tree Health: Beneficial Fungi - F1782

This back to back informational handout on beneficial fungi, as they pertain to tree health and management.

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Gardening with Children

Gardening With Children - FN1372

This publication summarizes the benefits of gardening with children and provide information about basic garden preparation, tools and resources for parents/adults.

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Weed Control in Lawns

Weed Control in North Dakota Lawns - H1009

This publication discusses types of weeds, good weed management, herbicide use, and a list of effective herbicides for weed control in lawns.

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Pickin' Patch

Pickin' Patch Feeding big appetites from small spaces - H1405

Short on space, learn how to get the most produce from a small garden.

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Growing Grapes in ND

Growing Grapes in North Dakota: A Guide for Home Gardeners and Hobby Growers - H1761

This publication guides home gardeners through the process of choosing an optimal site for planting, selecting hardy cultivars, and training and pruning the vines. In addition, his guide provides information on managing disease and insects that are common to North Dakota.

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Jams and Jellies

From The Garden or Orchard to the Table: Jams and Jellies from North Dakota Fruits - FN590

What kinds of fruit can be successfully grown in North Dakota? What are some tested and tasty recipes for making the preserves? That’s what this circular is all about — growing and preserving the fruits of summer!

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Impatiens Downy Mildew

Impatiens Downy Mildew: A Threat to a Favorite Shade Plant - PP1702

Impatiens downy mildew was first detected in ND in 2013. Homeowners must be vigilant when purchasing and planting standard impatiens to prevent the spread of this disease across ND. This publication describes the signs and symptoms of the disease and offers alternatives to planting standard impatiens in the ornamental landscape.

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Garlic!

From Garden to Table: Garlic - H1409

While garlic can be purchased in most grocery stores in different forms, growing garlic in your own garden is both fun and easy. This publication talks about the different kinds, the growing practices, preservation and recipes.

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