Latest Horticulture News

Timely tips for seedling care

Here’s some timely tips when caring for your baby plants. For example, if you are growing seedlings under grow-lights, the tops of the seedlings should be about 1” from the fluorescent tubes. Don’t allow the seedlings to grow into the lights as the leaves may burn. Seedlings don’t need to be as close to the lights if you are using LED lights. Lights should be on for about 16 hours a day for most crops.

Water, Water, Everywhere, but Never on the Leaves

Overhead watering wets leaves creating what plant pathologists call a “leaf wetness period,” a time when a thin layer of water coats the leaf. This layer of water is exactly what most plant diseases-causing fungi require for their spores to germinate and infect.

Spring Dormant Pruning Season for Woody Plants Ending Soon

The window for dormant pruning of trees and shrubs is almost closed for the season in much of Wisconsin. Find out what you can still prune, late March / early April.

Timely Articles for Spring Gardens

Extending the Garden Season
Wisconsin Lawn Care Calendar
Bagging Apples for Insect and Disease Control
Pruning Evergreens
Plants Not Favored by Deer
Effects of Flooding on Woody Landscape Plants
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Seed Starting
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Winter Burn
Fungus Gnats on Houseplants
Growing Blueberries in Containers
Growing Vegetables in Containers
Mulches for Home Gardens and Plantings

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