Boone County Extension

How To Rid Your Garden Of Pests

Jun 26, 2018
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The hot, humid days and heavy rains we’ve had this month have been great for area gardens, but the weather has also been good for the pests that can eat or damage your plants. Uncontrolled, aphids, beetles, spider mites and other insects can wipe out all of the work you put into your garden.

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It doesn't feel like it yet, but it is officially fall. While the weather here can change overnight, there is still time to make the most of your garden. And fall is a great time to spend the day exploring farmers markets or visiting a local pumpkin patch or two.

Summer Bounty

Jul 24, 2017
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Mid-summer is a busy time in the garden, crops planted this spring are ready for harvest and gardeners are putting in vegetables they will be able to enjoy this fall. 

Our Region Is Finally In Full Gardening Mode

May 18, 2017
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We are finally experiencing warmer temperatures and have reached the point where it seems safe to put in even delicate plants and flowers. It's also time to plant peppers, tomatoes, celery and other vegetables.

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If you're a fan of Cincinnati Edition's monthly gardening show, here's a chance to hear from and meet our experts live and in person. 

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Now that it seems spring is finally here for good, it's time to see what kind of shape your yard and garden are in, plan what you would like to grow this year, and take steps now that will make caring for your plants, trees and lawns much easier this summer.

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Genetically Modified Organism, or GMO, is a common term for genetically engineered foods. They first showed up in the U.S. market in 1994, and now make up a large part of the most common commodity crops such as soybeans and feed corn. There are many questions surrounding GMOs. Are they safe to eat? What are the benefits to farmers and consumers?

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There are many benefits to collecting your own seeds or trading seeds with other gardeners in your area, from preserving heirloom plants to finding new varieties to try.

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Typically gardeners in our region spend this time of year inside, researching new plants, ordering seeds and planning their spring gardens. 

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Farmers and serious gardeners will tell you, growing is hard work. Work that can be wiped out by disease, insects or an unexpected turn in the weather.