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HO-32-W: Home Gardeners' Guide
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The Department of Horticulture's "Home Gardener's Guide" is a great place to start for Indiana gardening info. 11 pages and easy to digest. The Department of Horticulture's "Home Gardener's Guide" is a great place to start for Indiana gardening info. 11 pages and easy to digest. Show less
HO-200-W: Container and Raised Bed Gardening
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If you live inside of the I-465 loop and want to eat what you grow it's strongly advised to get a soil test and potentially be prepared to construct raise...Show more If you live inside of the I-465 loop and want to eat what you grow it's strongly advised to get a soil test and potentially be prepared to construct raised beds because of residual lead in the dirt (Dr. Gabriel Filippelli @ IUPUI is an expert). And don't limit your idea of a "garden" to the perfect suburban backyard...if you live in an apartment, condo, or can't afford an entire raised bed, container gardening might be the perfect alternative for you. Show less
POL-7: Why Should We Care About Pollinators?
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If you like to eat, you should care about pollinators. If you like to eat, you should care about pollinators. Show less
ID-464-W: Alternative Options for Invasive Landscape Plants
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An "invasive species" is defined as a species that is: non-native to the ecosystem under consideration; and, whose introduction causes or is lik...Show more An "invasive species" is defined as a species that is: non-native to the ecosystem under consideration; and, whose introduction causes or is likely to cause economic or environmental harm or harm to human health. In 2019 Indiana General Assembly passed the "Terrestrial Plant Rule" (https://www.in.gov/dnr/6351.htm) which lists SEVERAL species that will be illegal to sell in the State beginning in 2020. As a good land steward, if you have any of these noxious plants on your property, please remove them and replace with a non-invasive species. Show less
HO-124-1: Small Plot and Intensive Gardening
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If you garden in the city you might be like me and need to maximize your space and time. This is a wonderful document that is geared to those who think similarly. Mentions important concepts like succession planting. If you garden in the city you might be like me and need to maximize your space and time. This is a wonderful document that is geared to those who think similarly. Mentions important concepts like succession planting. Show less
HO-14-W: Starting Seeds Indoors
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Many plants (like tomatoes, peppers, and head cabbage) grow best when started indoors. Get your seeds at the IndyPL Seed Libraries (https://www.indypl.or...Show more Many plants (like tomatoes, peppers, and head cabbage) grow best when started indoors. Get your seeds at the IndyPL Seed Libraries (https://www.indypl.org/services/seed-library) then get a head start on your gardening year. Be sure to also use the Indiana Gardening Calendar (document link is directly below) to get the timing correct for moving your seedlings outdoors. Show less
HO-186-W: Indiana Vegetable Planting Calendar
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The "Indiana Vegetable Planting Calendar" is a detailed plant-by-plant listing of when to put it in your garden. SUPER useful for starting seeds indoors. The "Indiana Vegetable Planting Calendar" is a detailed plant-by-plant listing of when to put it in your garden. SUPER useful for starting seeds indoors. Show less
ID-182: Managing Yard Wastes: Clippings and Compost
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Don't throw your grass clippings and vegetable scraps out. Turn it into valuable soil amendment instead. Composting is the EASIEST way to improve the of...Show more Don't throw your grass clippings and vegetable scraps out. Turn it into valuable soil amendment instead. Composting is the EASIEST way to improve the often-poor soil that many of us in urban areas find ourselves with (especially with a high clay content here in Marion County). Show less
FNR-433-W: Tree Installation
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Planting a tree is planting for the future...make sure that you follow best practices so that your tree will be around for the next generation to enjoy. Planting a tree is planting for the future...make sure that you follow best practices so that your tree will be around for the next generation to enjoy. Show less
HO-4-W: Pruning Ornamental Trees and Shrubs
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Pruning woody plants does not need to be intimidating. This guide shows you best practices. Pruning woody plants does not need to be intimidating. This guide shows you best practices. Show less
E-21-W: Managing Insects in the Home Vegetable Garden
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"How much" insect damage you're willing to endure is an individual decision for each gardener. With ornamentals, most damage is cosmetic only.....Show more "How much" insect damage you're willing to endure is an individual decision for each gardener. With ornamentals, most damage is cosmetic only...but with edibles it can be the difference between having a crop or having nothing at all. Whatever you decide to do, make sure you read all product labeling before application and store/apply any chemicals (including "organic") in a safe manner. Show less
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