The days are getting longer. Orchards are being pruned and the nice weather this week has all of us thinking about spring. I hear apple buds are swelling at the Horticulture Station north of Ames and blueberry buds are swelling at my place in Des Moines. Looking at growing degree days since January, the Southern 1/3rd of the state is slightly above average and the Northern 1/3 of the state is slightly below average for the year. Warm temperatures are forecasted for the next 14 days which could put us well above average by the end of the month.
Canned foods are an easy and affordable way to include many healthy foods in your diet. Many canned foods like fruits, vegetables, beans, and meats can be safely kept in your pantry for up to two years.
The internet can be a great information resource that is quick and easy to use. You can find breaking nutrition news, healthy recipes, and sound nutrition advice. Like other media outlets, however, the web can also be crowded with misinformation and poor nutrition guidance. Here are tips to help make you a whiz on the web in searching for credible nutrition and health information.
Master Gardeners are individuals who have an interest in horticulture, have taken the Master Gardener training offered by Iowa State University Extension, and share their time and expertise with other gardeners.