Articles written by Carrie Knutson

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Dakota Gardener: Perfect peonies

Peonies are one of my favorite spring flowers. I have four plants and I can't wait until my house is filled with pink and white peony blossoms. If you don't have them in your landscape, I encourage...


Dakota Gardener: For peat moss sake

Peat moss is a gardener’s go-to product for fixing almost any soil issue. Growing plants in a container? Use a peat-base, soilless mix. Need to loosen-up your soil? Add peat moss. Want more water holding capacity? Add peat moss. You get the idea....


Dakota Gardener: A lesson in planting zucchini

As most gardeners are, I am overly excited at planting time. If I have the room and the weather cooperates, I usually plant way more than I can eat and preserve. One never knows what the growing season will bring, and you don’t want to be short on...


Dakota Gardener: Growing soil organic matter

Frequently as gardeners we concentrate efforts on our plants, focusing on what varieties will give us the best tasting produce or a beautiful landscape. However, I encourage all gardeners to “dig” a little deeper and concentrate some of our...


Dakota Gardener: Watering and waiting

If you are reading this article, I hope you have stuck with me and listened to my advice on starting seeds. By now, you may have started a few seeds and your other seeds are waiting patiently in the wings. My oregano and thyme have been seeded, and...


Dakota Gardener: Feb. 28, 2022

Last month, I discussed getting ready for starting garden seeds. Hopefully, you have your supplies ready to go. Now the most important supply you need is patience! Sadly, it isn’t time for most garden seeds to be started. It is still too early....


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