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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.
Daylilies benefit from division every three to five years.
"Growing Together" columnist Don Kinzler says it comes down to doing seemingly small tasks well.
It’s possible to grow grapes for fresh eating, for jelly and for wine here.

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"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.
"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.
The ideal time to do hand thinning is when the apples are only marble size or about a half-inch in diameter.
"Fielding Questions" columnist Don Kinzler also answers questions about geranium cuttings and planting onions.

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"Growing Together" columnist Don Kinzler offers some advice on this big annual question in the Midwest.
Both true lilies and day lilies are extremely toxic to cats.
"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.

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