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Growing on the High Plains: Starting from Scratch

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Sometimes, if you want something done right, you just have to do it yourself. This has certainly been true for some of my more challenging garden endeavors, including Fall gardens. These pose many a hardship for those in our region. In fact, finding adequate seed options might be the biggest yet.

Today's installment of Growing on the High Plains will discuss the beauty of starting from scratch. A few cheap-and-easy tricks with second-hand seeds can pay off with lush greens in the Autumn, if you're lucky. It's worked for me—plus, I get the satisfaction of knowing I did it all by myself.
 

Years ago Skip Mancini left the rocky coast of Northern California to return to her roots in the heartland. Her San Francisco friends, concerned over her decision to live in a desolate flatland best known for a Hollywood tornado, were afraid she would wither and die on the vine. With pioneer spirit, Skip planted a garden. She began to learn about growing not only flowers and vegetables, but hearts and minds. If you agree that the prairie is a special place, we think you'll enjoy her weekly sojourns into Growing on the High Plains.