Grow with KARE: Minnesota garden creations

10:07 PM, May 17, 2012   |    comments
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MINNEAPOLIS - Minnesotans are inventive we always knew that but they proved it to Bobby and I this spring! We posted a question on the KARE 11 Facebook page a few weeks back asking you if you had any Minnesota-created garden items and you responded!

We had to narrow it down but we decided on six items that you might not be able to live without! Here are the first three:

• The Little Acre is a great compact garden that works whether you live on five acres or on the fifth floor. It is easy to get started on a garden. It was the brain child of Cindy McDonnell of Wayzata, a self-described "frustrated, lazy gardener and somewhat of a health nut." It's basically a giant garden bag that you fill and plant. No tools, no mess, no tilling is needed and, best of all, no weeds!

• The Aqua Oasis water reservoir growing system was invented by a couple from Apple Valley. It really solves so many problems that gardeners have with their pots and water issues. Too much, too little; not a problem when you use this bucket system that allows you to reserve water in the bottom which will be wicked to the plant's roots when needed.

• The Rot-Not was created by a gal from Green Isle that planted acres of veggies but ended up with mushy messes and knew that she wasn't alone. This recycled plastic elevated tray serves as a perfect home for your squash, melons, zucchini, gourds and pumpkins as they grow in your garden.

Next week, we discover a free watering can that could be quite useful, a brand new prescribed soil supplement that is 100 percent Minnesota-made and some funky garden seats that will keep you rocking and rolling.

Thanks for all of your input and help with this segment!

Belinda & Bobby

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