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  • June plant swap is Saturday
    “June Plant Swap” is 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun St. Reservations are required by Thursday; 427-6000 or go to www.
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    FORT WAYNE – The Purdue Extension Service in Allen County is offering Preserving Nature’s Bounty workshops on safe home food preservation procedures and to answer frequently asked questions on canning, freezing
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    A free Master Gardener Volunteers Helpline is available through The Ohio State University Extension Office in Paulding, Ohio.
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Red peppers finish out the season in my family room.

Plants in pots offer a longer growing season

Flurries are flying side ways from gusts of wind out of the west. I am perfectly content to stay inside and watch the advance of winter from the comfort of my family room.

Technically, my vegetable garden is over for the year but I planted some of my pepper plants in pots this summer and brought them indoors to finish their growing season. I have harvested a couple red peppers and there are still a lot of little peppers yet.

I pulled herb plants from my mother's garden and brought them indoors to continue growing. I has been so wonderful to cook with fresh herbs .

Journey through gardening season with Rosa Salter Rodriguez (feature writer), Anne Gregory (Web editor and writer), Frank Noonan (copy editor) and Cathie Rowand (photographer)