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Updated: 2017-04-26T01:22:08Z

 



Yard and Garden: Container Gardening

2017-04-20T10:35:01Z

A traditional home garden is a popular way to grow vegetables, but it’s far from the only way. Growing vegetable plants in containers can also produce a bountiful crop, although care must be taken to ensure meaningful growth. 

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EAB Treatment Windows Open for Protecting Healthy Ash Trees

2017-04-19T09:06:52Z

Iowans who want to protect their ash trees have options for a brief time this spring. However, the options apply only to valuable and healthy ash trees within 15 miles of a known infestation of emerald ash borer.

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Yard and Garden: Planting and Handling Raspberry Plants

2017-04-12T14:09:00Z

Raspberries are a delicious part of any home garden, and growing them can be rewarding. But care must be taken to ensure that they develop properly, grow disease-free and produce a bountiful harvest. 

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Aquaponics Provides Sustainable Fresh Fish, Produce

2017-04-11T16:52:45Z

Aquaponics, a union of hydroponics and aquaculture, provides a fast, efficient method of producing both plan and fish crops, allowing fresh produce to be grown indoors throughout the year.

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Hort and Home Pest Newsletter Celebrates Milestone Birthday

2017-04-07T14:30:19Z

Thirty years ago this week the first issue of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach’s Horticulture and Home Pest Newsletter arrived in mailboxes across the state.

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Yard and Garden: Fertilizing Small Fruits for Spring

2017-04-05T09:48:49Z

Planting small fruits in gardens is a popular part of spring. But some need more support than others. When is it right to fertilize small fruits? Or should it be done at all?

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Emerald Ash Borer Found in Fayette and Madison Counties, Iowa

2017-04-05T09:17:34Z

The emerald ash borer can now be linked to 45 counties in Iowa as Fayette and Madison counties are the most recent to be added to that growing list. EAB is a destructive wood-boring beetle that attacks and kills all ash tree species. This exotic pest was first discovered in Iowa in 2010.

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Yard and Garden: Planting Carrots in the Home Garden

2017-03-30T14:57:14Z

Carrots are a great part of any garden vegetable crop and an excellent addition to a homegrown garden bounty. Where do you plant them? When is the best time? Which varieties work well in this climate? 

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Yard and Garden: Caring for Hostas in Spring

2017-03-23T10:51:40Z

Spring is here, and hostas are a popular part of outdoor landscaping plans. They are easy to grow, but certain steps in planting and dividing them must be followed in order to ensure optimal performance.

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Yard and Garden: Preparing Garden Soil for Spring Planting

2017-03-17T09:30:17Z

Although snow is on the ground in much of Iowa, spring is upon us. It’s time to think about planting gardens, but before that happens, proper care must be taken to ensure the soil is ready for growth. That means fertilizing soil, testing it and, perhaps, applying materials like lime.

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