This week Iowa State University Extension garden experts respond to common questions related to growing and caring for blueberries.
Many people choose baby carrots as their snack. They are healthy, full of vitamins and are easy to eat and feed to children. But are they safe? Jody Gatewood, a nutrition specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, dispels the myths and explains the facts.
Learn what it takes to have your very own asparagus patch and enjoy this favorite spring vegetable for years.
Local leaders, decision-makers and nonprofit organizations can use the information in their county’s “Poverty and Food Needs” profile to better understand and address local food insecurity issues, said Kimberly Greder, an associate professor and extension specialist in human development and family studies at Iowa State University.
Spring’s arrival brings thoughts of green grass, flowering trees and – potatoes. Yes, potatoes. The starchy, tuberous crop is an integral, delicious part of many diets. In Iowa, optimal planting season is fast approaching.
Blueberries are attractive shrubs with flowers in spring, edible berries in summer and fall foliage in shades of yellow, orange and red. Blueberries can be grown in any home garden but there are some special growing needs that must be met.
Nutrition, health, food security and local foods awareness are components of plans created by Rising Star Interns for a 2016 summer program.
Summer squash is a popular garden crop in Iowa, but problems can pop up that limit its success and hinder its overall growth. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists can help solve these issues and create a bountiful harvest.
Because of increasing interest in grape production, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has reproduced and updated its popular publication on grape cultivars.
Pears are a delicious part of any garden landscape, and they can be grown in Iowa. Multiple cultivars are acceptable for use in Iowa, although they differ slightly regarding harvesting and storage.