Articles related to Yard & Garden

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 - 20:42

Starting vegetables at home can be fun and offers several advantages. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach answer questions about starting cabbage, broccoli and cauliflower seedlings and selecting varieties.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013 - 16:14

Researchers will share information on the cover crop topic at a workshop Friday, April 5 in Mason City. Iowa State University and USDA-National Laboratory for Agriculture and Environment will hold the workshop from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the North Iowa Events Center, 3700 4th Street SW, Mason City.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - 15:27

Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach answer questions about grape pruning that will give the pruner a spirit of learning and adventure, not panic.

Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 10:01

Pruning raspberries in spring produces higher yields, by increasing berry size, and helps control disease. Pruning procedures are based on the growth and fruiting characteristics of the plants, according to horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 17:26

The Vegetable Transplant Production workshop scheduled for Feb. 22 at the Scott County Extension Office has been rescheduled for Saturday March 2.

Friday, February 15, 2013 - 11:11

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will conduct a tomato grafting and pest management workshop on Tuesday, March 12, at Reiman Gardens in Ames. Presenters at the workshop are Ajay Nair, extension horticulturist, and Laura Jesse and Erika Saalau-Rojas, pathologists with the Iowa State Plant and Insect Diagnostic Lab.

Thursday, February 14, 2013 - 10:18

In a single motion, pruning demonstrates both the art and science of horticulture. Perhaps that’s why so many homeowners get nervous and postpone or ignore the task. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach remove the mystery surrounding this routine practice.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013 - 14:24

Many Iowans start planning their spring and summer gardens months in advance. For those planners and other garden enthusiasts, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach provides garden publications and resources.

Friday, February 8, 2013 - 15:11

Gardeners can get a jump on their gardens by starting seeds indoors. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach discuss the types of equipment and conditions needed.