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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach: Cherokee County
When you need to make decisions that affect your family, community, business, or farm, look to Cherokee County Extension and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach for unbiased, research-based information and education to help you make better decisions.
Yard and Garden:
While the weather outside is currently cold and snowy, spring isn’t far away. This is a great time to get a jump-start on spring planting by germinating seeds and starting flower and vegetable plants indoors. These methods do have some pitfalls, however.
Here are some tips from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists on the proper way to start seeds and plants indoors. To have additional questions answered, contact the ISU Hortline at 515-294-3108 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
AMES, Iowa – When temperatures are cold outside, it’s the perfect time to plan spring plantings. Include butterfly weed, a pretty, low maintenance perennial, in those plans to add significant beauty and value to a lawn. For maximum growth and beauty, specific growing procedures should be followed.
While mild winter weather is a pleasant surprise, it can have negative effects on plants that bloom ahead of schedule. Here are some tips from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists on the proper way to care for spring-flowering bulbs in winter. To have additional questions answered, contact the ISU Hortline at 515-294-3108 or email@example.com.
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