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Thursday, January 5, 2012 - 15:49

Mothers often remind children not to play with their food, but kids and houseplant enthusiasts may find it interesting and fun to start plants from the seeds and leaves of fruit.

Thursday, January 5, 2012 - 14:51

Research is evaluating a couple of strategies that may extend the growing season for vegetable growers.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011 - 17:51

Growing houseplants is a challenging and rewarding hobby that can be enjoyed by everyone and need not be difficult. Give plants what they need and they’ll do well.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011 - 16:36

Just as there are different types of indoor plants – foliage, flowering, succulents and florist’s plants – there are different pests that can invade houseplants. ISU Extension horticulturists explain how to recognize and manage pests on houseplants.

Thursday, December 1, 2011 - 14:37

Sprigs of holly, mistletoe and poinsettias of many colors are favorites for holiday decorating. ISU Extension horticulturists explain what grows in Iowa, how they grow and a bit of the traditions behind these festive plants.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011 - 09:00

Buying local often times means buying locally grown food, but in December, it can also mean buying a Christmas tree from a local grower. More than 35 million Christmas trees are harvested each year in the U.S. Get tips for selecting, caring for and disposal of fresh trees.

Thursday, November 17, 2011 - 11:32

Fortunately, final garden chores — cleaning, sharpening and put away garden tools and properly storing pesticides and lawn fertilizer — aren't weather dependent and can be done anytime indoors.

Thursday, November 10, 2011 - 11:40

Iowa Learning Farms (ILF) has announced the publication of Water Quality Matters To Us All, a new book that provides insight into the attitudes and practices of agencies and stakeholders involved in protecting Iowa’s water quality.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011 - 11:47

Indoor plants help create a welcoming, calming, aesthetically pleasing environment in homes. In fact, more than 80 percent of homes in the United States have at least one houseplant, with a national average of 10 plants per household. Learn more about caring for the few hundred plants that lend themselves well to indoor culture.