Home and Garden Tips

Compostable items: The list is endless!



Compostable items accumulate daily. Every kitchen should have a compost bucket for collection of these items. Keep collecting and adding to the compost pile throughout the winter. A handful of alfalfa meal will quickly get things “cooking” in the spring. Ever think of what is compostable other than fruit and vegetable scraps? Try adding some of these: Burned matches, paperbacks […]

Tips on frost prevention as weather turns cold



Every gardener on the Iron Range knows that a killing frost can be expected anytime during the growing season. One way to prevent devastating early losses is to make sure frost protection items are on hand. Clean out that linen closet or visit rummage sales to find needed supplies. Linens (sheets, tablecloths, lightweight blankets) should be bleachable. These items can […]

Fall harvest time is fast approaching



 Gardeners know that the best way to keep production up is to keep picking that produce. Summer squash, cukes, and peppers will stop producing once you let them mature and go to seed. Some garden veggies like parsnips actually taste sweeter if n… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember […]

Emerald ash borer causes damage to trees



 Infestation of the emerald ash borer will result in dieback of the top third of the host tree. The larvae are creamy white, legless, with flattened bell-shaped body segments. Vertical fissures in the outer bark camouflage the serpentine galleri… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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