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4-H clover 4-H vegetable, fruit and herb gardening project

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Grow your own food! You might choose to grow the very useful potato or your favorite fruit or vegetable.

What can you do?

In the vegetable, fruit and herb gardening project, you can:

  • Learn how to plant, water, fertilize and prune your plant.
  • Explore how to manage weeds, insects and diseases. 
  • Discover which species grow in Minnesota's climate and design a plan for growing. 
  • Plant your own garden. 

These are just some of the many ways you can participate in this project. 

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