It's Time to Plant!

 Plant a Tree

 

There are many reasons to plant a tree in Iowa besides to celebrate Arbor Day on April 25, 2014. Trees conserve energy, bring beauty to the yard, attract birds and help clean the air, to name just a few. See the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach news release for April 24, 2014 for more on proper tree planting techniques.  

 

Plant Garden Mums

 

Garden mums bloom in the fall but now is the time to plant, divide, pinch and generally care for these hardy garden plants.  Learn more about garden mums from the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach news release for April 17, 2014.  

 

 

Plant Rhubarb

 

Spring is the best time to plant rhubarb in Iowa.  See the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach news release for April 10, 2014 for more recommendations on how to plant and maintain rhubarb. 

 

Plant a Vegetable Garden

 

Spring is a little late coming but there is still time to get started raising home-grown vegetables in your garden.  Iowa State University Extension and Outreach pamphlet PM0534 helps Iowans schedule the planting of gardens to use space efficiently and to maximize production.  Download "Planting and Harvesting Times for Garden Vegetables" from the Extension Online Store, or request a copy at your local Extension office.   
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