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May 5, 2018
Strawberries should be planted so the crown between the stems and roots is at soil level. David Samson / The Forum
Knowing how deeply to plant can make or break garden
May 5, 2018 - 7:30am
Rutabagas are a root crop that grow well in Midwestern states. Special to The Forum
Old-time rutabagas back en vogue in vegetable world
May 5, 2018 - 7:05am
April 29, 2018
Arthur Goldammer, owner of Verity Homes, stands in two model kitchens in the builder’s design studio Thursday, April 26, 2018, in Fargo.  Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor
One-stop design shop: Verity studio provides floor plans, design options in one place
April 29, 2018 - 8:10am
April 28, 2018
Plants on apartment balconies are a great way to soften the exterior of the building by adding lush greenery. Thinkstock / Special to The Forum
A beautiful garden is possible even if you don't have a yard
April 28, 2018 - 7:32am
Aerial orchid roots are a sign the plant is happy, and it’s best to allow them to develop undisturbed. Special to The Forum
Don't worry, aerial roots on orchid are normal
April 28, 2018 - 7:05am
April 27, 2018
Co-founders of the Little Free Garden Project and Ugly Food of the North include, from left, Megan Myrdal, Gia Rassier and Jeff Knight. Special to The Forumplay button
City farms? How urban dwellers are contributing to local food systems
April 27, 2018 - 9:16am
April 26, 2018
“Financially, we are crippled. Our credit is being threatened,” said Sue Brown on April 25, 2018. “Burnell is a 70-year-old veteran and should be enjoying retirement,” she said of her husband, Burnell Brown, who has esophageal cancer. The basement walls, retaining walls and old cabin foundation of their White Bear Lake, Minn., home are poured concrete, encasing old lead batteries.  Jean Pieri / St. Paul Pioneer Press
Minn. man believes old batteries used in foundation robbed him of health, home
April 26, 2018 - 11:03am
April 22, 2018
According to the EPA, the average American produces 4.4 pounds of garbage per day. Thinkstock / Special to The Forum
Valuable lessons learned from tracking garbage output at home
April 22, 2018 - 8:18am
April 21, 2018
NDSU coordinates one of the nation’s largest systems of home garden variety trials to take some of the guesswork out of deciding what to plant each year. Forum file photo
Here are the vegetable varieties you should plant this year
April 21, 2018 - 7:15am
A reader shared tips for successfully caring for amaryllis for many years. Special to The Forum
Reader shares handy amaryllis tips
April 21, 2018 - 7:13am
April 20, 2018
Cherry Frost blooms in cycles from early July through October. Photo courtesy of Julie Overom.
New hardy rose variety was 16 years in the making
April 20, 2018 - 10:30pm
April 18, 2018
Spring weather - and wetness - are coming: Tips can help homeowners prevent basement flooding, ice dams
April 18, 2018 - 8:13pm
April 15, 2018
The Crestwood Condominiums on the Spring Parade of Homes were built with buyers aged 50 and older in mind. Photo courtesy of FM Real Estate Team of Keller Williams Inspire Realty
Spring Parade of Homes features homes for families in different life stages
April 15, 2018 - 9:04am
April 14, 2018
This spring’s delay in warm weather provides extra pruning time. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor
Extended winter provides extra pruning time
April 14, 2018 - 7:25am
Plants like this rubber plant should be potted in larger containers gradually. Special to The Forum
Repot recently purchased rubber plant into slightly larger container
April 14, 2018 - 7:04am