Organic gardening and farmers markets.  Rapid City gardener Shad Olson hosts the Shad Olson Show on radio. This video calls attention to the plight of local farmers markets and their grassroots attempt to sell organic produce in the face of stiff federal government regulation and labeling laws, with the feds often suspected of attempting to protect the profits of big agri-business farms.  See Ev Merritt and other local gardeners being interviewed.   watch video


15 Slow-Growing Seeds Smart Gardeners Start In April 

Some seeds must be started indoors in most parts of the country — otherwise their fruit may not come to maturity before fall frosts:

1. Basil

2. Broccoli

3. Cauliflower

4. Celery

5. Eggplant

6. Kohlrabi

7. Mint

8. Oregano

9. Peppers

10. Tomatoes

11. Cabbage

12. Cucumbers

13. Melons

14. Parsley

15. Squash (summer and winter, including zucchini)


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