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Spring Fever

Would you like expert tips to help you care for your yard and garden? Then Spring Fever Garden Forums are for you! North Dakota State University is offering a series of forums this spring.

Live presentations from NDSU will be delivered on the internet. Viewers can ask questions to the speakers. All sessions are free and recorded for future viewing. Viewers can participate at home or at selected Extension offices across the state.


All forums run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. CDT. Registration is requested. Please register at http://www.ag.ndsu.edu/springfever/. Or call your local Extension Office at 701-456-7665.

There will be three brief presentations each night. The forums will run on Monday nights: March 22, March 29, April 5 and April 12.

Topics for the March 22 presentation are on vegetables:

Inexpensive Season Extension Tools

Greta Gramig, Associate Professor

We’ll discuss low-tech tools that extend our short growing season. Tools include indoor sowing, cold frames, frost blankets, and row covers.

No-Till Gardening

Calla Edwards, Agriculture Educator
No-till gardening may increase your soil organic material, reduce weeding, and improve your soil structure. We’ll show you how it’s done.

Best Vegetable Varieties for North Dakota

Tom Kalb, Extension Horticulturist
Hundreds of gardeners in ND have discovered the highest yielding, best tasting varieties. We’ll discuss modern, heirloom and organic varieties.

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