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Sowing Annual Seeds
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Sowing Annual Seeds

Kathy Kelley, Ph.D., Jim Sellmer, Ph.D.

In this guide, sowing annual seeds both indoors and outdoors is explored, as well the care and management of seeds. More
Using Loyalty Programs to Attract Consumers to Value-Added Businesses Using Loyalty Programs to Attract Consumers to Value-Added Businesses - Articles
Differentiating themselves from the competition is necessary for retailers to become and remain foremost in their customers’ minds. More
Understanding Your Customers: How Demographics and Psychographics Can Help
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If retailers don't know what customers want, or ignores requests, clientele may choose to shop elsewhere. Instead, learn about consumers and their interests. More
Transplanting Annuals into the Garden
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Transplanting Annuals into the Garden

Jim Sellmer, Ph.D., Kathy Kelley, Ph.D., Phyllis Lamont

When seedlings grow their first pair of identifiable true leaves, they are ready for transplanting. More
Supporting Herbaceous Plants in a Flower Garden
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Supporting Herbaceous Plants in a Flower Garden

Jim Sellmer, Ph.D., Kathy Kelley, Ph.D., Phyllis Lamont

Some plant varieties that are compact, with strong stems do not require support to hold them upright, however, plants with heavy flowers or tall stems will require some assistance. More
Social Media for Agricultural Businesses: YouTube
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Creating a YouTube account and using it to market your business. More
Repotting Houseplants
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Repotting Houseplants

Kathy Kelley, Ph.D.

As your houseplant grows larger and the roots either begin to grow through the drainage holes or become pot bound, repotting the plant into a larger pot will become necessary. More
Pruning Herbaceous Plants
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Pruning Herbaceous Plants

Kathy Kelley, Ph.D., Jim Sellmer, Ph.D., Phyllis Lamont

A certain amount of maintenance is needed to keep a garden looking its best. This minimal effort may mean the difference between a garden that is mediocre and one that evokes many compliments. More
Propagating Houseplants
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Propagating Houseplants

Kathy Kelley, Ph.D.

Propagating plants means to create new plants by both sexual (seeds) and asexual (vegetative) means. More
Preventing, Diagnosing, and Correcting Common Houseplant Problems
Preventing, Diagnosing, and Correcting Common Houseplant Problems - Articles Articles
Properly selecting houseplants for purchase at a garden center or other retailer is essential if you want to take home a good, healthy plant and avoid potential problems. More
Annuals will provide continuous blooms throughout the growing season.
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Plant Life Cycles

Kathy Kelley, Ph.D., Phyllis Lamont

Plants are classified by the number of growing seasons required to complete their life cycle. Generally, these groups are annuals, biennials, and perennials. More
Plant Identification: Preparing Samples and Using Keys
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Identifying a plant or weed can be difficult, especially if gardeners don’t recognize the plant and don’t know how to identify it. But gardeners do have some resources that can help with this task. More
Nomenclature
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Nomenclature

Kathy Kelley, Ph.D., Phyllis Lamont

Plants may be known by different common names, and one name may refer to various plants within several species. Use the scientific or botanical name to properly identify plant material. More
Herb and Spice History
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Herb and Spice History

Elsa Sanchez, Ph.D., Kathy Kelley, Ph.D.

Before learning about the history of herbs and spices, it is necessary to define these terms. Herbs are the fresh and dried leaves generally of temperate plants and are usually green in color. More
How to Pasteurize Medium and Sterilize Containers and Tools
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How to Pasteurize Medium and Sterilize Containers and Tools

Jim Sellmer, Ph.D., Kathy Kelley, Ph.D., Phyllis Lamont

To increase the survival rate for seedlings during germination, containers and tools should be sterilized and pasteurized or sterile soilless mixes should be used as growing medium. More
Homemade Potting Media
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Homemade Potting Media

Jim Sellmer, Ph.D., Kathy Kelley, Ph.D.

Many cost conscious home gardeners and do-it-yourselfers are often looking for cheaper ways of growing plants for home and garden use. One way to achieve this may be by making homemade potting media. More
Home Composting: A Guide for Home Gardeners
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Compost can be used in potting mixes or mixed in with garden soil. It has many benefits for your plants and recycles materials that may otherwise be thrown into landfills. More
Growing Herbs Outdoors
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Growing Herbs Outdoors

Elsa Sanchez, Ph.D., Kathy Kelley, Ph.D.

Herbs are some of the easiest plants to grow because they tolerate a variety of soil types and have relatively few insect and disease pests. More
Harvesting and Preserving Herbs and Spices for Use in Cooking
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Harvesting and Preserving Herbs and Spices for Use in Cooking

Elsa Sanchez, Ph.D., Kathy Kelley, Ph.D.

Instead of relying on herbs and spices purchased from the grocery store, gardeners can grow, harvest, and preserve their own. More
Growing Herbs Indoors
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Growing Herbs Indoors

Elsa Sanchez, Ph.D., Kathy Kelley, Ph.D.

Herbs make a great addition to a garden, but they can also be grown indoors as year-round houseplants or just during the winter months to protect tender herbs such as rosemary or basil. More
Creating a Colonial Garden
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Creating a Colonial Garden

Kathy Kelley, Ph.D.

Certain design elements found in modern gardens have been adapted from colonial gardens of the past. More
Community Supported Agriculture: Part I: Getting Started
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Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a concept designed to encourage relationships between consumers and growers, and for consumers to become more knowledgeable about the way their food is grown. More
Caring for Houseplants
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Caring for Houseplants

Kathy Kelley, Ph.D.

Learning how to develop an ideal environment for houseplants will create lasting enjoyment. More
Christmas cactus and thanksgiving cactus require cooler temperatures and need to be watered less frequently in the fall for buds to develop.
Care of Holiday Plants - Articles Articles

Care of Holiday Plants

Kathy Kelley, Ph.D.

Flowering plants are always welcome gifts that help make the holiday season more festive and meaningful. More
A Consumer's Guide to Edible Flowers
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Edible flowers can be used to add color, fragrance, and flavor to salads, soups, entrees, desserts, and drinks. More
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