June 5, 2020

Elm Sawfly and other Asian Giant Hornet Look-Alikes

Adult bald-faced hornet on a leaf

The recent discovery of two additional, dead Asian giant hornets (AGH) has brought this invasive insect back in the news, but not with the buzz that surrounded the original report of 6 AGH in Washington and British Columbia back in early May.   

Five Easy to Grow Vegetables

A collection of peppers.

While most vegetables are not hard to grow, there are some that are easier than others. What determines an easy-to-grow vegetable?  The easiest vegetables are reliably productive with minimal effort in fairly limited spaces.  This means that you are using your time and space wisely and efficiently. They also tend to be popular vegetables that are staples in cooking.

Container Gardens Give Small Gardens Big Benefits

Safely Forage for Mushrooms with this Field Guide

Cover of Safe Mushroom Foraging Field Guide

The temperatures are high, the sun is shining and it is the perfect time of year to go on a fun-filled forage for mushrooms in Iowa’s landscapes and the perfect sidekick is the Safe Mushroom Foraging Field Guide.

Planting Tomatoes in the Home Garden

Gardening While Isolated: Pest Management