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From The Ground Up

UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   Lady beetle larvae eat the same foods but look very different than adults. Photo: David Cappaert, Bugwood.org   All around us we see how the changing seasons affect our trees, gardens, and the insects that depend on them. Sometimes these...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   Aphids are good candidates for control with soap.   Any place gardeners gather to talk about plants, there will be talk of soap. Dish soap and water are often referred to as the holy grail for managing insects from aphids to Japanese...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   Photo: A Regent apple tree in the fall. AK.   For many, fall is a convenient opportunity to do soil testing and apply certain fertilizers. Be careful about what and when you are applying in order to avoid problems going into winter. Fall...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   The ideal pH range for growing fruits and vegetables is 6.0 - 7.0 (with the exception of a few specific plants such as blueberries, which thrive in acidic conditions). Outside of this range, nutrients become less available to your plants,...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   University of Minnesota Extension, the Minnesota Nursery and Landscape Association, and Minnesota Grown are interested in hearing about your gardening experiences and how you shop for plants. Please take 5-10 minutes to answer our ...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   Red hailstone flower also called golden creeper. Photo: MN Department of Agriculture   A perennial herbaceous vine native to Asia, red hailstone or golden creeper (Thladiantha dubia) may have been planted as an ornamental vine or...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu     A simple map with a few notes is a valuable tool for future garden planning   Reflecting on your garden successes and mistakes from the past year can help you grow healthier and more enjoyable gardens in the future. Take notes now while...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   Lilacs blooming out of season are referred to as being "remontant." Photo: Allan Paul Eilen   This year, as last year, Extension had a fair number of calls and emails from homeowners asking why they have seen lilacs blooming in late...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   As the weather begins to cool, several insects begin searching for a place to overwinter. Some insects, including the boxelder bug and lady beetles, become a nuisance as they decide to move into our homes. Now is the time to prepare to...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu     Adult boxelder bugs are black with red banding. Photo: Whitney Cranshaw, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org   As Minnesotans make the seasonal switch to sweaters and pumpkin spice lattes, insects are making a seasonal switch as well...

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