Deb Brown

Columnist | Digging In
Phone: 612-673-9073
Deb Brown is a garden writer and former extension horticulturist with the University of Minnesota. To ask her a question, call 612-673-9073 and leave a message. She will answer questions in her column.

Recent content from Deb Brown

Battling borers and beetles

Keeping plants healthy - and doing some hand-to-hand combat - will help keep your plants pest-free.

Updated: May 11, 2010, - 04:34 PM

Digging in: What to know to grow

You can plant to put food on the table, but remember to start small, improve your soil, choose plants wisely and expect the unexpected.

Updated: April 13, 2010, - 03:24 PM

Houseplants are hungry for growth

Now's the time to get back into the habit of regularly feeding your houseplants.

Updated: March 23, 2010, - 02:53 PM

Plant lore: Fact or fiction?

When it comes to keeping cut flowers fresh and caring for houseplants, you'd be wise to ditch the aspirin, dump the mayo and start singing.

Updated: February 23, 2010, - 02:51 PM

Flowers with staying power

Flowers fade. Poinsettias are pretty, but they lose their appeal once January rolls around. If you want a holiday plant that's still welcome in the new year, consider one of these long-lasting alternatives.

Updated: December 09, 2009, - 07:58 AM

What you can do for brown lawns?

Fall is the best time to improve your grass. And with our high temperatures and lack of rainfall, lots of lawns might be needing special care this year.

Updated: August 16, 2009, - 11:04 AM

Move some of your garden plants inside once the growing season ends

You can move some of your favorite garden plants inside once the growing season ends.

Updated: August 16, 2009, - 10:36 AM

Get handy with weeds

• Right now, pulling is the best way to deal with dandelions and other perennial weeds in your lawn.

Updated: August 13, 2009, - 07:33 AM

It's high season for adding plants, caring for old-timers

From planting perennials to caring for your roses, there are plenty of things you can do in the garden this time of year.

Updated: July 28, 2009, - 01:13 PM

Beating problems with beets

Beets don't necessarily need lots of sun to germinate. But they do need to be planted correctly and at the right time.

Updated: June 16, 2009, - 07:46 PM

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