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Ready, Set, Grow: Veggies in Containers

by Tina Shearer, Colorado Master Gardener Container gardening is easy, fun, and productive. I have planters that are waist high, so planting (from seed or small plants) is a breeze with no strain on my back, shoulders, or knees.   There are also wheeled dishes for heavier pots that make them easy to roll around to […]

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Measuring the Marigolds

By Boulder County Master Gardener Mary Marcotte I’ve always loved the charming lullaby that begins “Inchworm, inchworm, measuring the marigolds…”. Call me a snob, but this little tune is the only thing I like with regard to marigolds. Many gardeners, however,are picking up packs of marigolds to plant alongside their vegetable starts, touting the flower’s […]

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Seed Tape – Next Best Thing to Sliced Bread

By Mary Marcotte, Colorado Master Gardener Boulder County Every once in a while, an idea comes along that makes life so much easier, you wonder how you ever got along without it. Such is the beauty of seed tape. A seed tape is an inch-wide paper ribbon embedded with seeds evenly spaced along the length, […]

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Edible Landscaping – Has Its Day Come and Gone?

By Georgia Jallo, Colorado Master Gardener Boulder County It was way back in 1982 when Rosalind Creasey’s groundbreaking book (published by Sierra Club Books) was the new, big thing in suburban gardening.   Since then, a new edition is out (2010), and imitators abound under the various aliases of Foodscaping, Yardscaping, Lawnscaping….. you get the idea.  […]

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