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Northwest Illinois Horticulture Corner

In the far Northwest Corner of Illinois, gardening is a very popular pastime! Get your info here!

Common Garden Tomato Problems

This blog post is written by Extension Educator Martha A. Smith, smithma@illinois.edu Now that summer has arrived, gardeners are noticing problems with their tomatoes. There are a number of diseases affecting Illinois-grown tomatoes, says University of Illinois Extension educator Martha Smith, but the most common are early blight...

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Growing Herbs in Containers

This blog post is written by Extension Educator Kari Houle, 217-357-2150, khoule@illinois.edu   Got a green thumb but inadequate space or sun for an in-ground garden? Container-grown herbs may be the answer, according to University of Illinois Extension horticulture educator Kari Houle. With the right size container and ap...

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Blackberry and Raspberry Summer Tipping

This blog post is written by Extension Educator Andrew Holsinger, 217-532-3941, aholsing@illinois.edu   Blackberry and raspberry gardeners can achieve a huge boost in berry yield by learning a technique known as tipping, according to a University of Illinois Extension horticulture educator. "Summer is a time for...

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Avoid heat-related illness while working outside this summer

This blog post is written by Extension Educator Chris Enroth, 309-837-3939, cenroth@illinois.edu Landscaping and gardening is great physical exercise and studies show it's good for emotional well-being, but University of Illinois Extension educator Chris Enroth says those working outside must remain aware of the dangers associate...

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