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This week, Don Kinzler addresses how to make a poinsettia bloom, whether herbicide-treated yard clippings are safe for compost and when to remove the stakes from a new tree.
In this week's Growing Together column, Don Kinzler lists several perennials that offer a mix of fall blooms. "Fall-blooming perennials usher the growing season out with a flair," Kinzler writes.
It’s fun to share recipes with friends and family, but unless you know that a canning recipe has been scientifically tested, you should not use it.
In this week's Fielding Questions column, Don Kinzler addresses how to prevent woodpecker damage, improving tulip blooms and collecting seeds from flowers.
In this week's Growing Together column, Don Kinzler tackles several frequently-asked questions about a wide variety of trees.
Break bread and vote for 2023 veggie of the year on Saturday

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As the summer waned, Jenny Schlecht thought she had won the battle against garden pests and looked forward to a feast of sweet corn. The area raccoons made sure to let her know that she was wrong.
Insecticidal soap can damage a few plants, too. It's worth checking the label to make sure whatever plant you’re treating isn’t sensitive to soap.
Travis Gienger of Anoka, Minnesota, said the pumpkin he’s growing this year could weigh more than the one he grew in 2020, which was the heaviest pumpkin in North America that year.

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