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

Tips for Hardy Gardeners: Optimism for the Future

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There are a few items that may have been on your gardening agenda that have fallen by the wayside over the last few weeks. If getting indoor seeds going or pruning fruit trees are on that agenda, Tom Kasper assures that it’s not too late. And if any snow fungus starts showing up with the snow melting, grab a rake and "just gently brush the rake over the top," says Kasper.

With the temperatures climbing, some of us might be looking out the window and feeling a greater sense of optimism. For Kasper, this isn’t just a seasonal swing in emotions, it’s also a necessary approach to gardening. During the pandemic, gardening took off for a lot of homeowners. But in a world of instant gratification, learning that acts of gardening take time can be ill-met. That's where Kasper leans on optimism... and the simple act of getting your hands in the dirt.

For Kasper, anyone at any level could get started with gardening, but it will take foresight and optimism. "Just get in and start enjoying what gardening has to offer."

Luke Moravec is the host for Northland Morning on The North 103.3. He’s also a local actor, musician and writer. He loves puzzles, riddles and fun mysteries.
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