On Wednesday, February 17, the Horticulture Webinar Wednesdays presents a training on Pruning Apple Trees with Daniel Becker, Extension Associate for Vegetables and Fruit. The webinar begins at 12:30 pm EST/ 11:30 am CST.
On Wednesday, February 10, the Horticulture Webinar Wednesdays presents a training on Vegetables in Small Spaces with Beth Wilson, County Extension Agent for Horticulture in Pulaski County. The webinar begins at 12:30 pm EST/ 11:30 am CST.
While taking a walk last December, I noticed a strange looking icy, foam-like material that appeared to be “growing” near the tree line. Upon further investigation, they were some type of ice formations. Although I did not know it at the time, I had stumbled upon was a patch of frost flowers, which are also called ice fringes, ice ribbons, or rabbit ice. They can take on strange, beautiful shapes.
If the thought of facing a long winter without straight-from-the-garden freshness makes you sad, weep no more. It’s easy as tomato pie to grow your own produce indoors.
There are a number of indoor gardening systems on the market today. They range in price and require anything from 2 square feet in space all the way to a multi-tiered 5-feet wide rack of shelving and grow lights. But if you don’t have the money or space to invest in one of these systems, don’t worry. There’s plenty you can do without them.
Gooseberries are an underused fruiting shrub currently enjoying a resurgence in popularity. Many gardeners are learning that this tasty fruit is easy to grow and makes excellent pies, jams, and jellies. Gooseberries belong to the genus Ribes which also includes red, black, and white currants and jostaberries. Its ease of growing, small size, and attractive red, green, or yellowish fruit, which are high in Vitamin C, make gooseberries well suited for home gardens.
All the mechanisms of life are represented in a garden: respiration, nutrition, circulation, reproduction and maturation. As such, it’s a perfect science laboratory where students can hone their math and observational skills and creativity.
On Wednesday, February 3, the Horticulture Webinar Wednesdays presents a training on Growing Vegetable Transplants with Annette Heisdorffer, County Extension Agent for Horticulture in Daviess County. The webinar begins at 12:30 pm EST/ 11:30 am CST.