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Controlling Bindweed

Many a gardener has had the displeasure of trying to rid their garden of a frustrating weed called bindweed.  Some people call it creeping Jenny or wild morning glory because, well, it looks like morning glory.  It can be rather difficult to control or even get rid of, but with some time and patience it …

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Rejuvenate an Old Asparagus Bed

I was recently asked how to rejuvenate an old, neglected asparagus bed. Asparagus beds, if taken care of properly, can produce for fifteen or more years. One of the biggest issues of poor producing asparagus beds is the competition for water and nutrients with weeds. Pull them, mow them off and/or spray them. Soft, moist …

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Gleason Visits 5 Family-Friendly Activities in LaGrange County

Gleason Family Adventures recently visited Shipshewana/LaGrange County and their family had a great time! Read about 5 Family Friendly Activities they enjoyed while they were here. To hear about their camping experience, click the link below!

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Pet-Friendly LaGrange County, Indiana

There’s always one downside for going on vacation, leaving that furry little friend to wonder why you’re not home at 5:42 like a usual day. So, why not just bring them along for the ride? You’d be surprised how pet friendly LaGrange County businesses are. Shipshewana Flea Market Visit on a Tuesday or Wednesday for …

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Traveling Tanya Spends Weekend in Shipshewana

Shipshewana was excited to host Tanya Shelburne, from Traveling Tanya, along with her family for a weekend of activities. Their time was filled with cultural experiences, shopping, wine tasting, and even a concert. With full days they needed a relaxing place like the Morton Street Inn to stay. Located right downtown Shipshewana, read about her …

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Vegetable Gardening Tips

Healthy soil, 8 to 10 hours of sunlight a day and having a plan will get you started out on the right foot when planting your vegetable garden. Organic gardening and using “green” practices are a popular part of many gardeners plans. Plants such as marigolds can deter pests in the garden.  Try planting borage …

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Growing Sweet Potatoes

The sweet potato is a warm weather vegetable and a native to Central and South America. The orange fleshed varieties are most commonly available in our area however some cultivars are white and red and are rich in vitamin A. Although they look a lot alike, the sweet potato is not related to the yam. …

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Anthracnose in Tomatoes

Anthracnose can be a major problem in growing tomatoes.  There are three steps to understanding and managing this disease.  First, you need to understand how the disease cycle works.  Second, you need to know how to recognize the symptoms and third, you need to know how to apply good cultural practices to avoid this disease.  …

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5 Must-See Summer Events in Amish Country, Indiana

Summertime in Amish Country is always one of the best times to visit. If you can catch one of these 5 must-see summer events, even more of a bonus. “Dog Days” & “Mother/Daughter Days” Weekend Markets: June 14-15 & August 16-17 For the first time ever the Shipshewana Flea Market is hosting two weekend markets! …

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