Testing Your Soil

Testing Your Soil

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...
Got Seeds?

Got Seeds?

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...
Hardwood Trees and Shrub Sale

Hardwood Trees and Shrub Sale

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,...
The Wisconsin Hop Craze

The Wisconsin Hop Craze

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...