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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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Herbs planted from seed are coming along, except for the rosemary.

Time to start plants from seed

Crocuses are in bloom, and I am getting the urge to do some gardening. It is too cold to plant something outside, but I have pulled out pots with plants that went dormant for the winter from the garage. I am hoping that being outside they will come back you life when it warms up.

I started some of my herbs a month ago because they were really tiny early in the season last summer. All seem to be doing well except the rosemary. I have two tiny plants that might be rosemary and growing slower than the other herbs.

I need to start the rest of plants for the garden. I think now is the perfect time to do that.

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