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.
Millions of trees are planted in Iowa on both private and public lands. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach answer questions related to successful tree planting.
Acorns are falling from oak trees into yards everywhere. Viable acorns can be grown into oak trees, if properly handled.
With winter’s cold and ice here, spring planting might not exactly be front-of-mind. But this is a perfect time to get a jump start on spring by germinating and starting seedlings indoors, which later can be transplanted outside for optimal growth during warmer weather.
Overseeding is one way to improve an existing lawn that is in poor condition. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists offer tips on how to overseed, what seed to use and how to ensure good germination.
As fall approaches, it’s time to start thinking about germinating seeds for the upcoming growing season. Starting them outdoors and then transferring inside can lead to good results. How can this be accomplished?
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists offer tips on starting geraniums from seeds and overwintering for summer planting.
Mothers often remind children not to play with their food, but kids and houseplant enthusiasts may find it interesting and fun to start plants from the seeds and leaves of fruit.
New research from Iowa State University shows that farmers should use the same level of management for small grains as they do when managing corn or soybeans. By using seed counts per acre when planting, instead of a “by the bushel” rate calculation, farmers can receive both yield and financial benefits.
Gardeners can get a jump on their gardens by starting seeds indoors. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach discuss the types of equipment and conditions needed.