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Thursday, March 1, 2012 - 11:24

Going green to create a more sustainable home or community doesn’t happen overnight. According to two Iowa State University Extension and Outreach specialists it takes thought and action, and they have tips to get families and communities moving in the right direction to healthier lifestyles, economies and environments.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012 - 12:09

Petunias are easy to grow, bloom reliably all summer and are available in a wide range of colors, flower forms and growth habits. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulture specialists answer questions about selecting and growing petunias.

Thursday, February 16, 2012 - 13:37

To obtain maximum yields through increased berry size, raspberries must be pruned properly. Pruning procedures are based on the growth and fruiting characteristics of the plants, say ISU Extension and Outreach horticulturists.

Monday, February 13, 2012 - 17:11

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is offering a course, Homegrown Lifestyle, for folks who want to reconnect with the land, grow food for their own use and create a sustainable landscape. Homegrown Lifestyle will be offered at 11 Iowa locations beginning March 29.

Thursday, February 9, 2012 - 16:10

Individuals who would like to be able to sell morel mushrooms legally within the state of Iowa can take a three-hour certification workshop in March or April. Workshops are being offered at several locations across the state.

Thursday, February 9, 2012 - 14:35

ISU Extension and Outreach horticulturists share information about starting flower and vegetable seedlings indoors. Learn how to avoid spindly, collapsed or yellow-green seedlings and minimize mold on peat pots.

Thursday, February 2, 2012 - 15:32

Home gardeners can chose from a variety of sizes, shapes and colors when growing tomato plants. ISU Extension horticulturists share information about tomato varieties that growers can use in selecting tomatoes.

Friday, January 27, 2012 - 09:39

The U.S. Department of Agriculture released the new version of the plant hardiness zone map this week — the first update since 1990. Much of Iowa now is considered Zone 5.

Thursday, January 26, 2012 - 11:24

Selecting seeds is one of the first steps in planting a home garden – along with preparing the seedbed and deciding when to plant. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists share information that will guide gardeners as they select vegetable seeds.