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Container Vegetable Gardening

For homeowners who want to grow vegetables but have limited space, container gardening may be the answer. This year why not pot up some peppers and tomatoes? They are colorful, they can be placed on decks and...Read More

Garden Corner – Fire Blight

Kelly Jackson Christian County Extension Office Fire Blight Apples, pears, crabapples, and even some ornamentals are infected by fire blight, a destructive bacterial disease. Fire blight damage is noticeable when infected leaves suddenly turn brown as if...Read More

Garden Corner – Spring Growth and Aphids

Kelly Jackson Christian County Extension Office Spring Growth and Aphids Aphids are soft-bodied insects that use their piercing-sucking mouthparts to feed on plant sap. They usually occur in colonies on the undersides of tender terminal growth. Heavily-infested...Read More

Garden Corner – Little Lichens

Kelly Jackson Christian County Extension Office Little Lichens One natural oddity that often concerns gardeners are the grayish-green ‘fungus’ growing on the branches and trunks of many of their landscape trees and shrubs. The major concern is...Read More

Garden Corner – Keep the Color, Lose the Size

Kelly Jackson Christian County Extension Office Surely one of the most widely recognized harbingers of spring is the bright yellow blooms of forsythia. These extremely durable shrubs have graced gardens for centuries. While beautiful in bloom, these...Read More