2013 Garden Calendar Available

AMES, Iowa – Gardeners, both novice and experienced, will be inspired to preserve their garden bounty with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach’s 2013 garden calendar. The full-color, 12-month calendar is filled with stunning photography and information.

“The calendar this year is all about home-grown food from the garden,” said Cynthia Haynes, ISU Extension and Outreach horticulture specialist.

Each month has several gardening activities and chores listed, so homeowners can easily stay on task as they plan, prepare for, plant and take care of their 2013 garden.

“Some gardeners also use the calendar as a journal to keep notes from their garden,” Haynes said. “We hope the calendar provides new gardeners with information that helps them improve their gardening practices, while helping experienced gardeners find new and different things to try.”

The back of the calendar provides gardeners with several tips on preserving their garden bounty and plenty of other Extension and Outreach resources.

“Many people buy calendars because they are very pretty to look at,” Haynes said. “This calendar is very visually appealing, and it also provides helpful hints and tips that gardeners can sometimes forget. This calendar is a great resource.”

“Garden Bounty – 2013 Garden Calendar” (PM 0815) is available for $6 from the ISU Extension and Outreach online store at www.extension.iastate.edu/store or from local extension offices. This is the 35th edition of the ISU Extension and Outreach garden calendar.