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What Does Planting Vegetables Have to Do With Mother’s Day?

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Happy Mother’s Day to all of the Moms out there. The day is finally here that vegetable gardeners have been waiting for all spring. It’s time to start planting those tender vegetable crops in your garden. Knowing what, when, and how to plant can offer many rewards in the long run. Continue reading


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Freeze Damage & Preemergent Timing

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Frozen Cherry Bloom Image by jggrz from Pixabay

The summer- like temperatures have been nice to have around, but we knew they couldn’t last. The warm weather subsided and snapped us back into the reality that we are only a week into April. The recent temperature fluctuations not only had us wearing shorts and sweat pants in the same week, but they also could have some impacts in our landscapes. Continue reading


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2020 Central Nebraska Extension Master Gardener Program

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Do you enjoy plants and gardening?  Are you looking to learn more and hone your skills but don’t know where to go?  The Extension Master Gardener program will educate you on many aspects of horticulture, allow you to test your knowledge and skills, all while serving your local community. Continue reading


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M is for Marcescence

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There is a natural progression of fall. Leaves turn colors and drop to the ground. This year, it seems that some trees aren’t quite ready to part with their leaves and are having a tough time letting go. Find out what is going on and if there is anything that you can do to aid in the process. Continue reading


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Asian Jumping Worms Will Have You Jumping… but not for joy.

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Jumping worm adult with characteristic clitellum, which is light colored, flush with body, and encircles the entire body (Photo: J. Green)

Autumn is officially here. For many of us that means jumping for joy, for pumpkin spice latte, cozy sweaters, and cooler temperatures. There is another jumping thing that won’t bring as much joy into our lives as the lattes. Continue reading