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Illinois Vegetable Gardening Guide

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....

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Purple loosestrife

Invasive and Noxious Weeds

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" lists of prob...

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Using Pesticides Safely

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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