January 9, 2008

Happy New Year!

Welcome to the 2008 edition of the ISU Horticulture and Home Pest Newsletter, our 22nd year of publication! As always, we welcome your comments and suggestions. This year we will publish 21 issues, one every other week from February through September, and then once a month from October through December. The next issue will be published Wednesday, February 6, 2008.

Starting Seedlings Indoors

For many home gardeners, it's fun to get a head start on the upcoming garden season by starting seedlings indoors. Growing quality seedlings indoors requires high quality seeds, a germination medium/potting mix, containers, proper temperature and moisture conditions, and adequate light.

Firewood Insects

Firewood can sometimes bring unexpected pests into our homes. Luckily, most of them pose no danger to us, our homes, or our belongings.