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Friday, May 3, 2013 - 09:38

Communities, local food networks and county extension offices have the opportunity to schedule Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) workshops for local growers.

Thursday, May 2, 2013 - 11:20

The emergence of daffodils is one of the first signs of spring – along with crocuses, tulips and other spring-flowering bulbs. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach explain the plant care needed to encourage blooms.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 13:49

Gardeners can determine when to divide their perennials by checking When to Divide Perennials (RG 319), an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach publication.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - 10:20

It's common practice to plant transplants for warm-season vegetables like tomatoes, peppers and eggplant and is becoming the practice with cucumbers, squash, cantaloupes and watermelons because transplants shorten the time by several weeks between planting and harvest. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach provide answers to questions that will increase gardeners’ success with transplants.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - 09:57

The importance of planning when selecting trees is explained in Guidelines for Selecting Trees (RG 702), an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach publication.

Monday, April 22, 2013 - 15:37

Iowa gardeners can learn when to plant vegetables in their gardens by checking Planting and Harvesting Times for Garden Vegetables (PM 534), an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach publication.

Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 14:50

Proper mowing practices play a vital role in helping to maintain a healthy, sustainable home lawn. Lawn mowing is only one question horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach answer about lawn care and how to have a lawn with the desired characteristics.

Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 13:21

Gardeners can learn how to grow strawberries throughout the state with Growing Strawberries in the Home Garden (PM 717), an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach publication.

Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 07:24

Radish is a cool-season, fast-maturing, easy-to-grow vegetable. Garden radishes can be grown wherever there is sun and moist, fertile soil, even on the smallest city lot.