Nathan Anderson stops his red pick-up truck alongside a cornfield on his farm near Cherokee, Iowa. The young farmer pulls on a heavy brown hoodie, thick long, sturdy yellow gloves and a beekeeperâ€™s hat with a screened veil. He approaches a pair of hives sitting on the edge of a field recently planted with corn.
The rich yellows, oranges and reds of fall are dominant in the current October landscape, but itâ€™s time to start thinking about the pinks, purples, and whites of Spring.Â
Host Charity Nebbe sits down withÂ Iowa State University horticulturists Cindy Haynes and Denny Schrock. They discuss planning for planting bulbs of spring flower gardens, as fall is the perfect time to plant tulips and daffodils.
Now is a good time to plant a garden, a good time to dream of Spring, and a great time to learn a few things that will help your garden grow when the time comes. On today's Horticulture Day, host Charity Nebbe talks about Iowa State University's extension homegrown lifestyle course.
Across the Corn Belt, farmers are hoping this fallâ€™s harvest could be one for the record books. With planting season already off to a roaring start, farmers say theyâ€™re putting in more acres of corn than they have since the Great Depression.