July 14, 2010

Home Demonstration Garden Field Days

Several Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms will offer gardeners new ideas at Home Demonstration Garden Field Days beginning July 27.


Harvesting and Storing Onions

Onions are a staple in the kitchen. They're also easy to grow. If properly harvested, cured, and stored, gardeners can enjoy homegrown onions through much of fall and winter. 

Japanese Beetle Food Preferences

As Japanese beetles are spreading throughout Iowa and populations are increasing, more and more gardeners are dealing with these very hungry garden pests. Japanese beetle adults feed on

Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic Update - July 14, 2010

The following are highlights and updates about samples and questions recently received in the Clinic:


Growing Garden Phlox

There are many perennials that bloom reliably every summer. One that is particularly impressive in my garden this summer is the garden phlox (Phlox paniculata). There are over 60