Tips for Hardy Gardeners

Gardening tips for Duluth's Northern climate, hosted by Master Gardener Tom Kasper.

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Having Olympians in the studio this morning got us thinking: what's the deal with competitive gardening?

Master Gardener Tom Kasper explains.

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While your garden is slumbering (yet surviving) under the cold snow and ice, now is the time to contemplate the coming season.  Tom Kasper reminds us that while gardening activities are dormant out-of-doors, there are still preparations to be made indoors and in our imaginations.  Seed catalogs are beginning to circulate, providing many options to consider.

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With temperatures in the 40s forecast for Friday, this might be the perfect time to wrap the trees, bushes and other plantings you want to protect from woodland marauders.


Seed catalogs as wish books - and then mulch, flamethrowers as weed control and the many varieties of kohlrabi as we celebrate the Vegetable of the Year and 2018 itself.

2018 kicks off in grand style from the KUMD studios with this time-honored tradition from One Vegetable, One Community. See video of the announcement here.

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Every year, Tom Kasper runs down his list of good gifts for gardeners.

And every year, the most popular is still the gift of your time.

Tree Wrap

With the past flurries and more to come in the future, Master Gardener Tom Kasper gives tips on how to protect your trees and shrubs this winter season. Sneak peek, Kasper suggests staying by the fire after you're done in the garden.