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By Carrie Knutson
NDSU Extension Agent, Grand Forks Co. 

Dakota Gardener: Credit to plant roots


November 14, 2022

After a productive year, my garden is finally at rest. When I clean out my garden, I usually cut my plants off at the soil surface instead of pulling them out of the soil. However, when I dug my carrots I did take a moment to admire the roots.

This got me thinking that we need to give more recognition to plant roots. Most often roots are the forgotten part of the garden. We are usually concerne...

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