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Purdue Extension's Beginning Farmer program will host its Central Regional Workshop Dec. 14 in Discovery Hall at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, with sessions focusing on helping growers adopt practices that promote sustainability, personal health and job satisfaction.
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Q. Can tomato plants absorb water through their leaves on humid days? Also on cool and hot days, how often do you need to water with our heavy clay soil? - C.W., Crown Point, Ind.
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Thanksgiving is the first of three days of celebration associated with what has become known as the holiday season in the U.S. Apparently, Thanksgiving began with a little get-together at Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1621. It was a three-day feast involving Native Americans and Pilgrims that was purported to be in celebration of a good harvest.
HOME (Indoor plants and activities) Check houseplant leaves for brown, dry edges, which indicates too little relative humidity in the house. Increase humidity by running a humidifier, grouping plants or using pebble trays.
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Thanksgiving dinners filled with the fragrance of sage-dusted turkey and dressing may be an American tradition, so it may surprise you to know that the sage plant, Salvia officinalis, is native to the Mediterranean.
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Song lyrics cover topics of all kinds. There are songs about emotions, people, events, inanimate objects, plants and animals. Amongst animals immortalized in song are insects.
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This year's Illiana Vegetable Growers Symposium will include sessions on new pollinator regulations, pumpkin and other cucurbit diseases, mineral nutrition for vegetable crops and an update on food safety regulations. The symposium, a collaboration of the Purdue and University of Illinois Extension services, will be held 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (CST) Jan. 5 at Teibel's Restaurant, 1775 U.S. 41, Schererville.

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