Wednesday, November 23, 2011 - 08:00
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 - 10:32
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 - 10:40
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 - 10:47
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.
Wednesday, November 2, 2011 - 12:19
Composting enables gardeners to dispose of large quantities of leaves and clippings in an efficient and cost-effective way, but can they also be used for mulch? ISU Extension horticulturists share ways to use fallen tree leaves.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - 14:45
As temperatures move closer to freezing and below, remember the sweet, delicious June strawberries from your garden and take time to protect the plants – and next season’s crop. Just like many people, strawberry plants don’t like to feel those colder temperatures.
Friday, October 21, 2011 - 09:45
Current commercial fruit or vegetable growers, gardeners interested in expanding into commercial production and traditional farmers interested in diversifying can learn more about high tunnel production at a Dec. 7 workshop in Dallas Center, sponsored by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
Thursday, October 20, 2011 - 12:50
We enjoy the blooms and fragrances of many types of roses during the summer. But some varieties of roses are not reliably winter hardy in Iowa. Iowa State University Extension horticulturists offer tips to protect roses and increase their chances of surviving Iowa's harsh winter weather.
Friday, October 7, 2011 - 08:53
Iowa State University Extension horticulturists tell when to harvest parsnips, salsify and horseradish, roots that some consider to be winter vegetables because their flavor is not fully developed until the roots have been exposed to near-freezing temperatures.
Thursday, October 6, 2011 - 12:56
Many of Iowa’s beautiful public gardens are in the spotlight next year with the 2012 Garden Calendar, from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. The full-color, 12-month calendar highlights a different public garden each month with several photos and information about the garden.