Gardening ideas & tips for the average gardener.
Please submit photos, tips and ideas to:
Email submissions:  business@thedrummer.com   in subject line:  From the Ground Up
Mail submissions:
               From the Ground Up
               C/O The Drummer
               PO Box 159
               Buffalo MN 55313
 
*All photos & Submissions become the property of The WCJP & The Drummer.  Your submission gives us the right to publish your information/photos.

From The Ground Up

UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu     Photo: The fruit & vegetable Extension team toured farms along the north shore last week, including a community orchard in Grand Marais.   It's strawberry season! Insects and diseases to watch for this week are fairly similar to...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   This week our team visited farms along the North Shore, as well as in the Twin Cities and the Brainerd area. Crops are at totally different stages across the state; tomatoes are still less than 1 foot tall along the North Shore, while they...
Drought is becoming a more frequent problem. According to NASA, the last 20 years have produced some of the driest conditions in the American west on record. When drought occurs, it is now more severe and pervasive than it once was, which underscores the importance of planning for drought before it...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   Week of June 20 These two pumpkins will be grown for the MN State Fair. If all goes well, this landscape fabric will be covered with pumpkin vines soon.   We have been watering daily as needed depending on rainfall, which hasn’t been much...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu     The heat is on and the gardening season is in full swing. No more threat of cold nights — we’ve had some real heatwaves — and we can turn our attention to caring for the plants we worried over in May. Our checklist today is lengthy.  ...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   Following some extremely hot weather, the week ahead will provide some respite. As many crops reach their "critical periods" for development, consistent irrigation will become critical. Take some time this week to take stock of your...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu     Photo: Strawberry season has begun!   In this week's update: Strawberry tarnished plant bug and thrips, codling moth on apples, grape post-bloom, raspberry cane borer, and blueberry dieback. Plus: Are Japanese beetles here yet?   Apples...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   Following some extremely hot weather, the week ahead will provide some respite. As many crops reach their "critical periods" for development, consistent irrigation will become critical. Take some time this week to take stock of your...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   Photo: Flowers that were fed on by tarnished plant bug nymphs during bloom develop into "catfaced" fruitlets. University of Maine Extension.     Key Points:   Tarnished plant bug (TPB) is the most economically significant pest of...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   Now is the time to trellis and prune your tomatoes. A trellis is simply a support system for your tomato plants to keep them off the ground and promote good air circulation. Trellising is important because it supports strong stems,...

Pages

The Drummer and The Wright County Journal Press

PO Box 159
108 Central Ave.
Buffalo MN 55313

www.thedrummer.com

Sign Up For Breaking News

Stay informed on our latest news!

Manage my subscriptions

Subscribe to Breaking News feed