Cedar Valley Grows - Education


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CEDAR VALLEY GROWS

 

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• Contact:

Steven Eilers
Urban Agricultrue Specialist
(319) 234-6811
seilers@iastate.edu
 
 
 
 

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UNI Panther Plot Harvest Video
 

 

"Gardening was a bonding experience for my Rotary group! They loved it, and the community garden plots that we used were a great skill builder. They want to do it again!"
 
- Luann

 
 
 

 

Education


 
 
 
 Butterflies and Insects
 
Gardening for Butterflies (RG 601)
Iowa Butterfly and Caterpillar Food Preferences (RG 603) 
Pollinators in the Garden (RG 212)
Sphinx Moths (RG 210)
 
Compost, Soil, and Mulch 
 
Composting Yard Waste (PM 683)
Garden Soil Management (PM 820)
Iowa Soils (IAN 703)
Organic Mulches (RG 209)
Questions about Composting (RG 206)
Using Mulches in Managed Landscapes (SUL 12)
 
Fruits 
 
Fruit Cultivars for Iowa (PM 453)
Growing Blueberries in Iowa (RG 503)
Growing Fruit in Iowa (PM 1788)
 
 Garden Flowers
 
Annuals (PM 1942) 
Cannas for the Home Landscape (RG 323)
Caring for Roses in Iowa (RG 310)
Clematis (RG 307)
Daylilies (RG 303)
Dahlias (RG0315)
Delphiniums (RG 306)
Drought-tolerant Annuals and Perennials (PM 1932)
Early Spring Blooming Perennials (RG 318)
Edible Flowers (RG302)
Harvesting and Drying Flowers (PM 1398)
Growing and Overwintering Geraniums (RG 320)
Growing Chrysanthemums in the Garden (RG 305)
Growing Dahlias (PM 1925)
Growing Garden Lilies (RG 313)
Growing Impatiens (RG 326)
Growing Petunias (RG 314)
Growing Peonies (PM 1313)
Hardy Perennials: Ferns (PM 1644)
Hostas (PM 1594)
Miniature Roses (RG 321)
Suggested Daffodil Cultivars for Iowa (RG 312)
The Garden Guide to Midwest Annuals and Perennials (PM 1966)
The Griffith Buck Roses (RG 309)
Zinnias (RG 324)
 
Houseplants
 
African Violets (RG 322)
Growing Amaryllis (RG 328)
Growing Holiday Cacti (RG 308)
Indoor Plants (PM 713)
Poinsettia Care (RG 316)
 
Landscape Design and Care
 
Choosing an Arborist (RG 214) 
Choosing a Landscape Contractor (RG 213)
Groundcovers (PM 1332)
Home Landscape: Understanding the Basics of 
Landscape Design (PM 2004)
Landscape Plants for the Midwest (PM 212)
Ornamental Grasses with Winter Interest (RG 401)
Perennials for Shade (PM 1913)
Perennials for Sun (PM 1914)
Rain Gardens: Filtering and Recycling Rain Water (RG 605)
When to Divide Perennials (RG 319)
 
Trees and Shrubs
 
Crabapples for Midwestern Landscapes (PM 1814)
Deciduous Shrubs (PM 1943)
Establishing a Community Tree Program (PM 1429a)
The Forest Where Ashley Lives (PM 1812) 
Iowa’s Oaks (RG 701)
Managing Storm Damaged Trees (SUL 6)
Oak Wilt—Identification and Management (SUL 15)
Pruning Trees and Shrubs (SUL 5)
Understanding the Effects of Flooding on Trees (SUL 001)
Viburnums: Ideal Shrubs for Iowa Landscapes (RG 705)
 
Vegetables and Herbs
 
Asparagus in the Home Garden (PM 994)
Container Vegetable Gardening (PM 870b)
Garlic (E/Sp)* (PM 1894)
Growing and Drying Herbs (PM 1239)
Melons (E/Sp)* (PM 1892)
Onions (E/Sp)* (PM 1889)
Peppers (E/Sp)* (PM 1888)
Planting a Home Vegetable Garden (PM 819)
Planting and Harvesting Times for Garden Vegetables (E/Sp)* (PM 534)
Potatoes (E/Sp)* (PM 1890)
Rhubarb in the Home Garden (PM 719)
Small Plot Vegetable Gardening (E/Sp)* (PM 870a)
Starting Garden Transplants at Home (PM 874)
Suggested Vegetable Varieties for the Home Garden (PM 607)
Sweet Corn (E/Sp)* (PM 1891)
Tomatoes (E/Sp)* (PM 608)
Where to Put Your Vegetable Garden (E/Sp)* (PM 814)
 
Turfgrass
 
Choosing a Grass Species for Iowa Lawns (RG 403)
Grasses for Special Uses (RG 404)
Leaf Spot and Melting-out in Turfgrass (SUL 13)
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
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