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Make plans now to join Melinda on her famous Garden Walks at Boerner Botanical Gardens in 2014!

Nationally renowned garden expert Melinda Myers helps everyday gardeners find success and ease in the garden through her Melinda’s Garden Moments radio segments. Melinda shares “must have” tips that hold the key to gardening success, learned through her more than 30 years of horticulture experience. Listeners from across the country find her gardener friendly, practical approach to gardening both refreshing and informative! On this page, Melinda shares some more extensive garden tips, which expand on the information provided in her one-minute radio segments.

New tips are added throughout each month, providing timely step-by-step tips on what you need to do next in your garden! Visit Melinda’s website www.melindamyers.com for more gardening tips, how-to videos, podcasts and answers to your questions.


National Mushroom Day

 What can you grow in a dark damp location?  Mushrooms, of course.
 
October 15th is National Mushroom Day and a good time to consider starting your own indoor mushroom farm.  Locate your planting in a closet, cabinet or other dark spot in the bathroom, kitchen or basement.
 
Most mushroom kits consist of a cardboard box or perforated plastic bag filled with a growing mix that already contains the mushroom spores.
 
Keep the growing mix moist, but not soggy wet and the humidity high around the planting for best results.  A humid location, plastic tent and nearby pans of water can help elevate the humidity.  In as little as 10 days you should start seeing signs of life.  Follow label directions for the specific light and harvesting requirements.
 
And get the best flavor by using your mushrooms as you harvest
 
A bit more information:  You can store extras in the refrigerator for about a week.  Don’t freeze fresh mushrooms.  Sautee the fresh mushrooms first and then freeze.  These will last up to a month in the freezer.
 
For more gardening tips, how-to videos, podcasts and more, visit www.melindamyers.com


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