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Gardening Advice from the Experts

Tips and Tricks from Colorado State University Extension

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*New!* Easy Herbs for the Home Garden

Add herbs to increase your impact!
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*New!* Growing UP

Try a vertical garden to boost your harvest this year
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Planning Your 2024 Vegetable Garden

Crop Selection, Seed Starting, and Maintenance
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Planning the Garden Layout

Lay out your garden for success
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Starting from Seed

The gear you'll need to get growing!

The Top 5 most requested veggies to grow for donation

And how to grow them!
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So many seeds!

Go beyond the garden center with seed catalogs
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Eight easy plants to grow for donation

(Hint: they're not tomatoes!)
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Harvesting for Donation

Golden rules for harvesting your summer bounty
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*Popular!* Composting 101

Getting started with composting
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Soil Made Simple

Great gardens start with great soil
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Mastering Tomato Gardening

Essential Tips for Planting, Support, Fertilization, and Harvesting
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Spring Planting Guide

What to plant in early spring
Nasturtiums as companion plants

Diversity in the Garden

Beneficial insects and companion planting
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Putting the Garden to Bed

Expert clean up and compost tips to get your garden rested this fall season!
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Watering 101

Watering, succession planting, planning the Fall garden
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Small space vegetable gardens 101

No yard? No problem!
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Gardening Facts vs Myths

A closer look at the latest gardening trends
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Tool Care 101

Prep your gardening gear
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What to plant in July

A second chance for cool season crops
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Trouble in the Summer Garden

Solving common summertime garden problems
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Top 6 Vegetable Garden Weeds

Worst weeds and how to stop them
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Organic Pest Control

Keep your garden healthy while minimizing chemicals
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Extending the Season

How to keep your garden growing as the weather cools
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Fall Planting

The best berries to plant now

Printable Donation Tags

Thank you for Sharing Your Bounty! Produce tags help our hunger relief programs and clients know what you're donating, and provide freshness information. Simply print, fill out, and attach to your donation!

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