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Thursday, January 5, 2012 - 13:51

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

Wednesday, December 14, 2011 - 16:51

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 - 15:36

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 - 13:37

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 - 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.