Green County MGA

Green County Master Gardeners Association, Wisconsin

Testing Your Soil

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Testing Your Soil by MGV Ann Marie Ott   Before adding fertilizer to your garden shopping list, consider collecting a soil sample and sending it to the University of Wisconsin soil testing laboratory for analysis to determine your fertilizer needs.  As the University’s website indicates, many publications offer general recommendations for fertilization of lawns, plants […]

Got Seeds?

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Got Seeds? by MGV Ann Marie Ott How can one resist the bright, big and beautiful blooms displayed in the seed catalogues? Each year, I succumb to temptation and order the seeds for the giant pumpkins, tomatoes for every purpose and family member’s preference, along with at least five new bean varieties.  And each spring, […]

Gardening With A Purpose Event

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The Green County Master Gardeners Association Presents: Garden Inspirations for All Seasons: Gardening with A Purpose Saturday, march 14, 2015 8:00 a.m – 3:30 p.m. Peppercorn Banquests – Ludlow Mansion, Monroe, WI 53566 Registration costs $35 per person before March 6 or $40 per person after March 6 DOWNLOAD BROCHURE – PDF Put your garden […]

Hardwood Trees and Shrub Sale

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Hardwood trees for planting this spring 2015 Green County Land & Water Conservation Department is offering 10 varieties of trees,  and 2 varieties of shrubs, for landowners interested in planting trees next spring 2015. The tree varieties are: Bur Oak, Red Oak, White Oak, and Tamarack, Sugar Maple, Sycamore, Butternut, Shagbark Hickory, White Pine, and […]

The Wisconsin Hop Craze

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The Wisconsin Hop Craze by MGV Ann Marie Ott For a short decade, between 1860 and 1870, growing and drying hops became a major industry in southern Wisconsin, particularly in Sauk County. Crop failures in New York State, most likely resulting from aphid and mold damage, prompted the interest in cultivating hops.  Returning Civil War […]