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Interest in gardening stretches across geographic borders and age levels. You'll find how-to tips and gardening guidelines at Yard and Garden Online.

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Identifying edible mushrooms, morels, and other fungi can be a challenge, even for a specialist. Eat only those you can identify without a doubt.

 

Yard and Garden News

Master Gardeners Webinar Highlights School Garden Connections
(Posted on 3/4/2015)
The final session of the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Master Gardeners winter webinar series on how to support local food systems will be held Thursday, March 12, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at county extension offices.
Yard and Garden: Spring Fruit Tree Care
(Posted on 3/4/2015)
The key to good fruit set is to provide conditions favorable for flower bud formation, survival and pollination. Horticulturists with ISU Extension and Outreach share cultural practices that improve a tree’s ability to begin and continue to bear fruit.
Yard and Garden: Jump-Start Spring Flower and Vegetable Planting In Winter
(Posted on 2/25/2015)
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.
Yard and Garden: Growing and Transplanting Indoor Seedlings
(Posted on 2/19/2015)
Right now, the weather outside is cold and the ground is inhospitable to plants. However, this is an excellent time to begin growing seedlings indoors that can be transplanted outside for successful growth in spring.
Yard and Garden: Care for Spring-Flowering Bulbs in Winter
(Posted on 2/12/2015)
While mild winter weather is a pleasant surprise, it can have negative effects on plants that bloom ahead of schedule. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists offer tips on the proper way to care for spring-flowering bulbs in winter.