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, […]

GCMGA Feb 26th Meeting Recap

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The Green County Master Gardener Meeting held on Thursday, February 26th, included Jessica Swan, Orthopedic Therapist as our speaker.  Jessica spoke about “The Do’s & Don’t’s for Your Body During Gardening”.  Included in her discussions were tips for ergonomic gardening tools that fit your height and are comfortable to use. She also discussed proper ways […]

Cannas- A Touch of Tropical

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Cannas can add a touch of tropical to any garden with wide, green or variegated leaves and bright flowers in multiple shades of red, pink, orange and yellow. Canna is the only genus in the family of Cannaceae which can be propagated from seed, but most often are grown from rhizomes.  While those in southern climates can […]

Clean Air and Houseplants

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Clean Air and Houseplants  The winter season may find you spending a greater share of your time indoors and with that, the potential for greater exposure to indoor pollutants. Indoor pollution has become more common as a result of improvements in home insulation and energy conservation. Building materials and household furnishings made of synthetic fabrics […]