The student organization Sprouts and Scholars at Davenport Central High School has planted an organic vegetable garden and is now harvesting their first crops. They are enjoying a bumper crop of tomatoes, peppers, herbs, and onions. The group secured grants from both Hy-Vee and Lowe's to help offset the cost of the project. As they've discovered, part of the reward of having a garden is being able to share the bounty with others. So they've allowed the cafeteria staff to have the ingredients for salsa and soup and they recently presented Mayor Bill Gluba with a basket of tomatoes.
Everyone wants to have a beautiful yard, but that can be a daunting task. Garden designer Lisa Orgler and ISU Extension horticulturalist Richard Jauron answer questions about the myriad of choices when planting your perfect landscape.
Horticulture day returns to its weekly schedule, a sure sign of spring! Host Charity Nebbe talks with Extension Entomologist Donald Lewis about the likely impact of colder than usual temperatures on Iowa's insect population. The answer: "not much." Extension Horticulturist Richard Jauron talks about the timely tasks that need doing in your garden.
The rich yellows, oranges and reds of fall are dominant in the current October landscape, but it’s time to start thinking about the pinks, purples, and whites of Spring.
Host Charity Nebbe sits down with 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.
Summer weeds are about to die off making right now the ideal time to work on the lawn. Horticulturalist and turfgrass specialist Nick Christians of Iowa State University explains how to pick out seed, grow and maintain a beautiful lawn. ISU horticulturalist Richard Jauron also joins the program to answer questions about the yard and garden.
While 2013 has brought plenty of rain for our trees--maybe too much--the affects of last year's drought can still be seen across Iowa's landscape. Today on Talk of Iowa, we learn how to care for trees and other plants weakened by 2012's dry weather. Horticulturalists Jeff Iles and Richard Jauron join the program.
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.
It's the first Horticulture Day of the new year and Horticulturists Richard Jauron and Donald Lewis share their garden resolutions for the coming year. Listeners also weigh in on what they look forward to planting in their yards and gardens this spring.
We just spent the summer trying to keep our plants alive through the drought, now it’s time to think about how to keep them alive through the winter. Charity Nebbe talks with horticulturist Richard Jauron and Aaron Stile of Reiman Gardens to talk about protecting your plants from cold and critters and answer your questions.
A new disease is appearing in Iowa. Downy mildew is taking its toll on the state's impatiens, and may have gardeners rethinking their landscapes. This and other plant disease and insect concerns are the topic of Horticulture Day. Guests include Laura Jesse, Entomologist and Erika Saalau-Rojas, Plant Pathologist of the ISU Plant Disease and Insect Diagnostic Clinic and Richard Jauron of Iowa State University Extension.
On Horticulture Day we spend a lot of time talking about the trees in your yard, this week we talk about the trees in Iowa’s state forests. Host Charity Nebbe talks with forester Mark Vitosh, who has been traveling around to our state forests lately and tells us about what he has seen. Then horticulturist Richard Jauron joins the conversation to answer listener questions.
It’s a practice that improves your local environment and is a rewarding way to learn about the animals in your back yard. On the next Hort Day, we look at tailoring your garden to the needs of wildlife. ISU Extention's Rebecca Christoffel and Richard Jauron join the discussion and answer your gardening questions.