seeds

Duluth Community Garden Program

Bookworms know that something new awaits them between the covers of every new book - and many old books - they open.

Bookworms who fling open the doors of a Little Free Seed Library may be taken aback, initially, but, tucked away out of the elements are the literal seeds of food security for families in Duluth.

Puppies: PentaxianK1ii/Flickr, Plants: Markus Spiske/Unsplash

If you want to share the miracle of life with your kids, you don't need to let them watch the birth of puppies or kittens.  You can get them set up to watch brand new seeds sprouting quickly and inexpensively - and tiny plant shoots don't claw the couch!

W. Atlee Burpee Company

In which we attempt to parse Tom Kasper's false equivalency between beauty and health -- and oh! the seed packets are back in the stores!

Tom Kasper introduces us to the Scoville Scale,  a handy little measurement developed in 1912 to measure the kick of chilis and peppers - as tested by humans!

Plus how -- and when -- to start thinking about starting seeds.

World Naked Gardening Day

Master gardener Tom Kasper celebrates the first day of spring with some pruning tasks for outdoors, some seed-starting tasks for indoors, and social media's fascination with World Naked Gardening Day.

Tom Kasper

Those weird lights glowing at all hours in Tom Kasper's basement?

Grow lights, trying to give his onion seedlings the 60-70 degrees and the 14 hours of daylight they need to grow into fine, big, grown-up onions.

That's our story and we're sticking to it.

Scot Nelson/Jamie Komata/Flickr

It's true: the warm weather, abundant rains and sunshine have produced bumper crops of just about everything - including black mold and powdery mildew.