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Watering the garden wisely

Some parts of the North Country got a good soaking of rain yesterday. But how do you know when enough is enough in the garden? Horticulturist Amy Ivy shares tips on how and when to water the garden. She told Todd Moe that a rain gauge helps.  Go to full article

Back to the basics: planting

Martha Foley and horticulturist Amy Ivy share tips on planting seeds and seedlings this spring.  Go to full article

Planning a winter vegetable garden

The planting season has begun. Horticulturist Amy Ivy tells Martha Foley she wants to plant a garden with winter meals in mind -- like beans, tomatoes and basil.  Go to full article
Andy Maslin at Angel Eyes Produce
Andy Maslin at Angel Eyes Produce

Indoor farm offers fresh greens all year

As part of our series "Local Flavor" on growing, cooking and eating locally, Todd Moe visits a large-scale indoor produce farm in St. Lawrence County, that never deals with the problems of traditional outdoor farming like drought and insects. Andy Maslin's farm is a converted warehouse in Massena where crops grow with help from sun lamps, fans and computers.  Go to full article

Taking stock: what worked and what didn?t in the garden

Martha Foley and horticulturist Amy Ivy discuss vegetable varieties and what was successful in the garden this summer.  Go to full article

Books: Gardens Adirondack Style

Adirondack gardens, historic and contemporary, are profiled in the new book, Gardens Adirondack Style. It's the first book from photographer and writer Janet Loughrey. Loughery grew up in Glens Falls and lives in Portland, Oregon. She told Todd Moe the book profiles gardeners who have overcome the region's rugged mountain climate.  Go to full article

The Subtle Rewards of the Vegetable Garden

Gardeners are a passionate group. Flowers reward their attentive growers with visual delight, and fragrance. The payback for vegetable gardeners can be harder to appreciate; it's often not any cheaper to grow your own eggplant. Squash blossoms can make a pretty display, but more often they're buried under rampant vines, or weeds. With so many farmer's markets, it's not impossible to find really good tomatoes. And it's hard work. Nonetheless, people keep digging in the dirt with obsessive glee. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Rebecca Williams tried to find out why.  Go to full article

Local Produce Now at SUNY Potsdam

Locally grown vegetables are part of a new farm-to-table program at SUNY Potsdam. The idea is to help support the North Country econmy while providing produce that's free of pesticides and packaging. Martha Foley reports.  Go to full article

Pesticide Residues Show Up On Organics

A recent report says if you eat organic produce, your exposure to
pesticide residues will be lower, but it doesn't mean your food is free from pesticides. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Rebecca Williams explains.  Go to full article

March 21st Designated "Hunger Awareness Day"

A North Country gardener has started supplying local food pantries with fresh vegetables during the summer growing season. As Jody Tosti reports, what started as a one-man project has blossomed into a non-profit anti-hunger organization.  Go to full article

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