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How to Establish a No Mow Lawn!

by Joel Wells I have an area in the yard that is fairly steep and can be challenging to mow. I did not want to have to mow it so I decided to try growing…

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The Plants We Eat: Fruits

BY MARY LOU MAYFIELD When is a fruit a vegetable? Fruits: the plant part that contains seeds. Tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, peppers, and eggplant are the fruit of the plant, although they are designated as vegetables…

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It’s Thyme to …

BY MELISSA SERENDA AND LINDA SCHREIBER The heat of July and August seems to have passed. The calendar says September and fall is in the air. It’s still not time to clean your tools just…

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Early September is NOT Too Late to Plant

BY LINDA SCHREIBER My gardening guides and prompts indicate it’s not too late to plant. You can plant lettuce heads, arugula and mustard greens, baby leaf salad greens, radishes, salad turnips and spinach. The spinach…

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The Plants We Eat: Flowers

BY MARY LOU MAYFIELD If eating flowers presents visions of the pansy hors d’oeuvres on the Iowa State Extension calendar, we eat much more than that! After all, there’s a reason why we call it…

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