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The M Brace, from Outdoor Essentials, make constructing a raised garden bed simple. No tools needed — just add wood and soil and you’re ready to plant your favorite vegetables or flowers. There are similar raised bed kits available at both Plant Fair Nursery in Star Valley and The Home Depot in Payson.

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Gardening: America’s new favorite pastime

More than 41 million Americans planted vegetable gardens in 2009 — a number expected to increase as food costs climb, according to a recent Gardening Trends Research Report. When you factor in flowers, herbs and fruits, it’s difficult to find a home where people are not working the soil on a warm sunny day.


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