University of Illinois Extension

Archives for February 2011

February 24, 2011

It is always fun and great experience to grow your own garden and flower plants for the yard. Starting with clean seedling trays and a fresh bag of soilless seedling mix is key to your success. Don't start your seedlings too early.

 
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February 17, 2011

This episode discusses under and overwatering, potbound plants, checking for insects, and how to deal with marginal drying caused by indoor heat.

 
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February 10, 2011
Richard Hentschel, Extension Specialist, Green Industry Programming

Discussion on why annual pruning is always needed to promote future fruit production and manage tree size. Fruit thinning is always done to promote high quality apples that are of good size and flavorful.

 
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February 3, 2011
Richard Hentschel, Extension Specialist, Green Industry Programming

Discussion of the benefits of proper fruit tree training, including the promotion of early fruit production, ability of fruit tree to support the fruit load without our help, ease of thinning, and general management.

 
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