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This year’s top three trends in vegetable gardening – Portland Press … – Press Herald

Posted: Friday, May 12, 2017

Whether you go to a restaurant or stay home and dine in, you want what you eat to be fresh and full of flavor. This movement toward tasty, locally grown food is illustrated by the rise in farmers markets, food subscription boxes, and a renewed joy in growing vegetables at home. As the spring gardening season gets underway, here are three of the top trends you can take advantage of…

This year’s top three trends in vegetable gardening – Press Herald

Posted: Friday, May 12, 2017

Whether you go to a restaurant or stay home and dine in, you want what you eat to be fresh and full of flavor. This movement toward tasty, locally grown food is illustrated by the rise in farmers markets, food subscription boxes, and a renewed joy in growing vegetables at home. As the spring gardening season gets underway, here are three of the top trends you can take advantage of…

This year’s top three trends in vegetable gardening – Press Herald

Posted: Friday, May 12, 2017

Whether you go to a restaurant or stay home and dine in, you want what you eat to be fresh and full of flavor. This movement toward tasty, locally grown food is illustrated by the rise in farmers markets, food subscription boxes, and a renewed joy in growing vegetables at home. As the spring gardening season gets underway, here are three of the top trends you can take advantage of…

Free Backyard Vegetable Gardening class – Norman Transcript

Posted: Thursday, May 11, 2017

The Cleveland County Master Gardener Association will offer a one hour class at 10 a.m. on Saturday at Room “C” at the Cleveland County Fairgrounds, 615 E. Robinson, Norman. Seasoned Master Gardener Theresa January will cover a multitude of techniques to help you achieve your gardening goals. Topics will include information on summer and fall vegetables, soil amendments and fertilizers, recommended plant varieties for Oklahoma, and…

Random Acts of Gardening – Myrtle Beach Sun News

Posted: Thursday, May 11, 2017

You have likely heard about people who perform random acts of kindness, but are you familiar with random acts of gardening? What about guerilla gardening? The guerilla gardening movement started to take hold in some urban areas during the 1960s. The non- violent practitioners’ intention was to beautify the inner city. Many were environmentalists. The guerillas typically targeted unmaintained areas like abandoned properties, vacant lots, railway land, derelict public areas…

3 tips for better gardening – Virginian-Pilot

Posted: Thursday, May 11, 2017

When I exit the garage to get my newspaper about 6 a.m. every morning, I’m greeted by soothing shh-shh-shh sounds. Yes, it’s May and the pollen is gone and the lawn sprinklers are going. When we bought our house in West Neck Villages in early 2016, I frowned when I saw the underground sprinkler control box on the garage wall. I knew immediately what was coming – green grass envy…

WVDA offering intro to gardening class – The Montgomery Herald

Posted: Wednesday, May 10, 2017

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Department of Agriculture (WVDA) is pleased to announce an ‘Introduction to Gardening’ class for beginner to intermediate gardeners. The class is set for May 19 at 9 a.m. at the Gus R. Douglass Agriculture Center, 217 Gus R. Douglass Lane, Charleston, WV 25312. Kanawha County native and master gardener Martha Ferrell will instruct the class which is open to the public…

Planting Your Vegetable Garden is a Mixed Bag Right Now – WJON News

Posted: Wednesday, May 10, 2017

ST. CLOUD — Gardening season is here, but an extension educator in horticulture says you may want to wait on direct seed vegetables like beans, beets, carrots and sweet corn until the danger of frost has passed. Beth Berlin says for Stearns and Sherburne counties the frost danger zone ends the week of May 15th. For Benton, Todd and Morrison counties it is the week of May 22nd. However, Berlin says…

Grow Your Own Cocktail Herb Garden – Huffington Post Canada

Posted: Tuesday, May 09, 2017

This is not your grandma’s herb garden… make friends and influence people with your own cocktail herb garden. We show you how to grow and what to grow for organic, locally-grown cocktails. Yup! That just happened! Give your tired old herb garden a serious reboot this spring with a fresh take on growing those things that can truly make you happier. Planting your own cocktail herb garden means that you…

Gas masks, wooden shields, gardening gloves: How Venezuela’s protesters are protecting themselves – Washington Post

Posted: Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Opposition activists clash with riot police during a demonstration against Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro in Caracas on May 3. (Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP/Getty Images) CARACAS, Venezuela — After six hard-fought weeks in the streets, a standoff between anti-government protesters and security forces is growing scarier and more lethal. To protect themselves, demonstrators here in the Venezuelan capital and in other cities have started outfitting themselves in homemade armor and other improvised combat gear….

Gas masks, wooden shields, gardening gloves: How Venezuela’s protesters are protecting themselves – Washington Post

Posted: Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Opposition activists clash with riot police during a protest of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, in Caracas on May 3. (Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP/Getty Images) CARACAS, Venezuela — After six hard-fought weeks in the streets, the standoff between anti-government protesters and security forces is growing scarier and more lethal. To protect themselves, demonstrators here in the capital and in other cities have started outfitting themselves in homemade armor and other improvised combat gear….

GARDENING. Plant okra in summer’s heat – Austin American-Statesman

Posted: Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Botanists trace the origins of Okra to Northern Africa, likely in Ethiopia, where high temperatures and drought molded the plant’s growth habits. Okra was cultivated by Egyptians in the 12th and 13th century and made its way to the Balkans, Mediterranean, and India — migration evidenced by its use in the cuisine of these regions. Okra made its way to North America by way of Brazil and French Guinea, ending…

GARDENING. Plant okra in summer’s heat – Austin American-Statesman

Posted: Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Botanists trace the origins of Okra to Northern Africa, likely in Ethiopia, where high temperatures and drought molded the plant’s growth habits. Okra was cultivated by Egyptians in the 12th and 13th century and made its way to the Balkans, Mediterranean, and India — migration evidenced by its use in the cuisine of these regions. Okra made its way to North America by way of Brazil and French Guinea, ending…

World Naked Gardening Day: It all started in Seattle – The Seattle Times

Posted: Monday, May 08, 2017

Not to worry, Seattle, about the Seattle we fear losing. Not as long as people like Mark Storey are around. That would be the unconventional, a bit off-kilter Seattle that separates us from same-sameness that envelopes many of our cities. He’s one of the co-founders of World Naked Gardening Day, now in its 13th year, which was celebrated around the world last Saturday, as it always has been, on the…

Check Out the Natural Hotties Who Celebrated World Naked Gardening Day On Instagram – Maxim

Posted: Monday, May 08, 2017

There was a World Naked Gardening Day, and we wish we’d heard of it sooner, because it made Instagram pretty awesome. The 2017 celebration of going au naturel among the squash and tomato plants was Saturday, and fortunately many of those participating were curvy and looked great wearing nothing but a smile and a watering can.  The event was inaugurated nearly 12 years ago by an editor for Nude &…

World Naked Gardening Day: It all started in Seattle | The Seattle … – Seattle Times

Posted: Monday, May 08, 2017

Not to worry, Seattle, about the Seattle we fear losing. Not as long as people like Mark Storey are around. That would be the unconventional, a bit off-kilter Seattle that separates us from same-sameness that envelopes many of our cities. He’s one of the co-founders of World Naked Gardening Day, now in its 13th year, which was celebrated around the world last Saturday, as it always has been, on the…

World Naked Gardening Day: It all started in Seattle – Seattle Times

Posted: Monday, May 08, 2017

Not to worry, Seattle, about the Seattle we fear losing. Not as long as people like Mark Storey are around. That would be the unconventional, a bit off-kilter Seattle that separates us from same-sameness that envelopes many of our cities. He’s one of the co-founders of World Naked Gardening Day, now in its 13th year, which was celebrated around the world last Saturday, as it always has been, on the…

Look beyond the Chelsea flower show for gardening inspiration – The Guardian

Posted: Saturday, May 06, 2017

You could be forgiven for thinking the Chelsea flower show is the only horticultural happening this spring, what with nightly primetime BBC TV coverage, rose-sniffing celebrity visitors splashed across the front pages and bookies taking bets on which designer will bag best in show. But has some of the shine come off what the RHS calls “the world’s most prestigious flower show”? The tricky economic climate has seen the number…

Gardening: The new millennial pastime – Newsday

Posted: Saturday, May 06, 2017

Jessica Damiano Jessica Damiano is a master gardener and journalist with more than 25 years experience in radio, television, print and online media. She has worked on Newsday’s interactive endeavors since 1994, and currently is Deputy Editor overseeing Newsday.com’s Lifestyle and Entertainment coverage. Jessica enjoys toiling in her garden — a never-finished work in progress — and helping local gardeners solve their horticultural problems in her Garden Detective…

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