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Summer harvest, care of raspberries

Easy care raspberries are high in fiber and Vitamin C, making them a healthy snack as well as delicious in jams, jellies, and desserts. Enjoy the best flavor and reduce pest problems with proper harvesting and summer care. Pick raspberries when the fruit is firm but soft, deeply colored, and ...

Buy or make a rain gauge to get watering right

In my experience, gardeners often overestimate rainfall. A cloudburst might seem to have thoroughly saturated the ground, but scratch down an inch and you might find bone-dry soil. Because watering — not too much and not too little — is one of the keys to a successful garden, it pays ...

Still time to plant vegetables

Now is the time to plan and plant vegetables for a bountiful fall harvest. Planting now extends the harvest season for greater yield without expanding the garden. Start by looking for vacant spaces in the vegetable garden. Fill areas that were not planted this spring or replant rows of quick ...

Keep your garden looking its best all summer long

Summer means hot and often dry weather for many gardeners. Keep your garden looking its best with less water and maintenance throughout the summer. Spread a layer of organic mulch like leaves, evergreen needles or woodchips on the soil surrounding plants. This helps keep plant roots cool, ...

NDSU Extension Master Gardeners honored for volunteer service

BURLINGTON – Several Master Gardeners were honored during the North Dakota State University Extension Master Gardener Program awards ceremony held June 26 at Wildwood Country Club, Burlington. Garden and yard tours were held before the awards ceremony. The Extension Master Gardener ...

Canned black beans speed a hearty stew

Dried beans and their overnight soaks taste great but often aren’t worth the advance planning for many weeknight meals. Enter canned beans, which are terrific when paired with the right seasonings. And since beans and grains are a staple of cuisines everywhere, we have plenty of flavor ...