Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 11:37
Strawberries are well suited for any home garden. They are hardy, easy to grow and produce a good crop with moderate effort. Early spring is one of the best times to plant strawberries in Iowa and knowing when to plant and how to grow and maintain the strawberries is key to producing a successful crop. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists give tips and suggestions on planting, growing and maintaining strawberries in Iowa.
Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 13:37
Spring’s arrival brings thoughts of green grass, flowering trees and – potatoes. Yes, potatoes. The starchy, tuberous crop is an integral, delicious part of many diets. In Iowa, optimal planting season is fast approaching.
Monday, March 14, 2016 - 13:18
A trio of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach specialists will hold educational and how-to sessions as part of the Siouxland Garden Show, April 1-3 at the Sioux City Convention Center in Sioux City, Iowa.
Monday, March 14, 2016 - 13:03
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is looking for Master Gardener volunteers to assist with growing and harvesting fresh produce that will be given to local food banks.
Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 13:16
Standing in front of a mass of tangled grapevines and wondering what to do can be a scary experience for the novice or even the more experienced gardener. Pruning grapes becomes easier after understanding the growth and fruiting characteristics of the grapevine.
Friday, March 4, 2016 - 09:40
The emerald ash borer (EAB), which has already been confirmed in nearly one-third of Iowa’s counties, has been discovered in Decorah.
Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 17:40
Cherries are a delicious fruit that can range from sweet to sour, but are always a treat. Can they be grown in Iowa? Absolutely.
Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 14:26
A new Iowa State University Extension and Outreach publication discusses all aspects of potato production, beginning with choosing the correct type of potato to grow and including size of seed potatoes, spacing, fertility, pest management and post-harvest management.
Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 15:24
Tree grafting workshop participants can learn why and how to graft fruit trees and take part in a hands-on apple tree grafting demonstration.
Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 14:42
Gardeners are invited to apply for Iowa Master Gardener training offered by ISU Extension and Outreach. This is the first step to becoming a trained Master Gardener community volunteer.