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Over the Fence

Where gardeners come to find out what's happening out in the yard.

Illinois Vegetable Gardening Guide

Posted by Richard Hentschel -

The University of Illinois offers the Illinois Vegetable Gardening Guide ( http://web.extension.illinois.edu/vegguide/default.cfm ) on line and contains several sections on growing high quality wholesome vegetables. There is even a "Ten Step" list to help homeowners get the most out of their garden in our local Illinois conditions. One of those is making good use...

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Invasive and Noxious Weeds

Posted by Richard Hentschel -

The Extension Office and Master Gardener Help desks receive lots of questions regarding invasive and noxious weeds every year. There are major differences in how these weeds and plants are managed from the already existing regulatory legislation in Illinois. In a recent newsletter from the University, these two classifications are discussed. "The State of Illinois has two "legal" list...

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Using Pesticides Safely

Posted by Richard Hentschel -

Our growing season has really gotten going finally and with all the good comes some bad from time to time. Gardeners have become much more aware of what we do in our individual home landscapes have a larger impact on the environment especially when you add up the amount of land in our neighborhoods, then the city or village. It is estimated that there are about 50 million (50, 000,000) acres of tu...

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