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From The Ground Up

November 01, 2019 Plastic tree guards protect young trees     A reminder to all Yard and Garden News readers (and anyone else ) who struggle with animals feeding on your plants during the winter! Our multiple feet of snow last winter left people off-guard and plants chewed, scraped and girdled by...
  November 01, 2019 As horticulture experts, we're always looking for new plants to talk about. And at this time of year when the national award winning perennials are announced, there's always a bit of excitement about it! Four hardy perennials were recently awarded national recognition. All of...
blog-fruit-vegetable-ipm.extension.umn.edu/2019/10/potatoes-post-harvest-disorders-and.html From hollow heart to soft rot to freeze damage, we've seen a whole host of potato issues this fall. This article provides an overview of these issues and management tips for each.   Hollow heart Image: Ben...
October 18, 2019   It will be difficult to fully mulch this many leaves and not cause problems to the turf before going into winter. Collect them and compost off-site.Photo: Jon Trappe, UMN Extension     The leaves are finally turning in the southern half of Minnesota...and that means it's time...
October 18, 2019 Oriental bittersweet (Photo: MDA) Fall is an excellent time to be checking your property for noxious weeds and invasive plants, according to Gary Wyatt, UMN Extension educator in Agroforestry. Who's responsible for removing these invaders? " Minnesota property owners are...
October 04, 2019   Spring crocus. Photo: Julie Weisenhorn, UMN Extension Are you thinking of planting some spring bulbs this fall? You might think about planting several kinds of bulbs which attract pollinators. These early flowering bulbs are sometimes the only flowers out in early spring and...
blog-yard-garden-news.extension.umn.edu/2019/10/university-of-minnesota-extension.html   Jack Tillman and Annie Klodd from UMN check out Keepsake Cidery's orchard in September, 2019. Photo: Annie Klodd. University of Minnesota Extension Educator Annie Klodd, in collaboration with researchers in...
September 06, 2019 Squash blossom. Photo: Natalie Hoidal, UMN Extension We’ve heard multiple reports of pumpkin and squash plants not producing well this year. Some plants have no fruit at all, and others produced fewer fruit than usual. If this happened in your garden, there are a few...
September 20, 2019 Harvesting and labeling pumpkins for a variety trial at Rod's Berry Farm in Cambridge, MN. Photo: Annie Klodd It's the most wonderful time of the year - pumpkin time! You can buy your 2019 pumpkins or winter squash directly from a local farmer via a roadside pumpkin stand, or ...
Food safety starts with cleaning! Wash hands for 20 seconds Wet hands under hot running water. Add lots of soap. Rub and wash back of hands, wrists, between fingers and under fingernails for 20 seconds. Rinse well under running water. Dry with paper towels. Use paper to turn off the water faucet....

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