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Christine Luken: Growing your own garden is a great way to save and have fresh produce all season long

With the warm weather finally upon us, my husband and I have been planning out our vegetable garden and prepping the beds for our starter plants and seeds. My husband, Nick, and I are accidental gardeners. Several years ago, we became tired of spending top dollar on vine-ripened supermarket tomatoes that tasted bland at best. Produce isn’t cheap, especially organic produce, and coupons for fresh...

Urban Farmer: When starting seed, figure out what works best for you – and take good notes

By Ginger Dawson KyForward columnist   The best time of the year is here. It is time to get the seed started.   I made a mistake in the past of starting seed too early. Each year, I have refined my approach and taken careful notes of starting dates, germination dates, varieties, etc… I’m always good at this record-keeping business at the beginning of the season. Then, even with the...