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From The Ground Up

January 01, 2020 Cantaloupe plant with fruit blossoms. Photo: Gail Hudson, UMN Extension Communications In 2020 and Beyond: Food Safety is becoming a priority All you have to do is look at: The bad: Another year, another E. coli outbreak in romaine lettuce. Bad news! The good: Most farmers have...
January 01, 2020 Quick Fire® hydrangea. Photo: ProvenWinners.com Winter came early this year with lots of snow and cold temps, but it's never too early to start thinking about new plants for your garden and yard. Maybe you've had a shrub that has not lived up to expectations and you are ready to...
Quick facts Select a plant with requirements that match the light environment in your home or office. Supplemental lighting can make up for a lack of natural sunlight. Plants without sufficient light may drop their leaves or fail to produce flowers. Plants exposed to too much light may become...
December 06, 2019 Photo: Scott Streuble While winter has fully set in, did you know...there are still many ways to use local foods in your holiday meals.   What produce is available during a MN Winter? Thanks to root cellars and high tunnels, you can continue to find local carrots, potatoes,...
December 06, 2019 Poinsettias with a variety of patterns and colors. Giving someone a poinsettia, an amaryllis or maybe a pot planted with paperwhites? Give them the link to this helpful article, too! We've put all the information together for you so your recipient knows just what to do--whether...
Winter sun, wind and cold temperatures can  bleach and dry out evergreen foliage damage bark injure or kill branches, flower buds, and roots. Snow and ice can break branches and topple entire trees. Salt used for deicing streets, sidewalks and parking lots is harmful to landscape plants. Winter...
As leaves fall in November we can see the branching structure of trees, making this a good time to inspect for tree health. Winter is an ideal time for tree care and maintenance. Extension Horticulturist and Professor Mary Meyer says start by looking up at your trees to find out how healthy they...
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...

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