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Yard and Garden: Growing Beans in the Home Garden

Iowa State University Extension

Tips for growing edible garden beans and late-summer care AMES, Iowa — Beans are a staple in nearly every vegetable garden. Edible beans come in many sizes, shapes and colors and include green beans, pinto beans, lima beans, edamame (soybeans), cowpeas, kidney beans and others. While Iowa is known for growing soybeans, there are many […]

Yard and Garden: Growing Petunias

Iowa State University Extension

Petunias are one of the most common annuals in garden centers each spring AMES, Iowa — Petunias are one of the most common annuals in garden centers each spring. Their colorful blooms grace containers, hanging baskets and garden beds all summer. In this article, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists answer questions about growing […]

Iowa Youth Crop Scouting Competition Provides Opportunity for Hands-on, In-the-Field Learning with ISU Experts

Iowa State University Extension

AMES, Iowa – Registration is open for the 2022 Crop Scouting Competition for Iowa Youth, presented by the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Integrated Pest Management program and Iowa 4-H Youth Development. The 12th annual event will be held on July 28 at the Field Extension Education Laboratory, 1928 240th St., Boone. Middle school […]

Forage Options for Horses Described and Compared in New Guide

Iowa State University Extension

AMES, Iowa – Equine owners have numerous choices when it comes to which forages to feed their horses. In order to help make the decision easier, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has released a new publication called “Forages for Horses in Iowa.” A dozen different species of legumes and grasses are covered, along with […]

Yard and Garden: Annuals for Shade

Iowa State University Extension

Considerations when selecting annuals for shade AMES, Iowa — The garden centers and greenhouses are fully-stocked with annuals for spring planting. Annuals are a perfect addition to the landscape to provide color that lasts throughout the summer. Although most annuals prefer several hours of direct sunlight for maximum growth and bloom, there are a few […]

United Way 2022 Grant Applications Available

United Way of Mahaska County

United Way of Mahaska County is now accepting applications from qualified 501(c)3 human services agencies for 2022 funding. To qualify, an agency must be established as a human service tax-exempt organization under the IRS Code Section 501(c)3. The grant requests agency information in the areas of constitution and bylaws, management, financial reports, statement of cooperation […]

Selecting Tree Species

Iowa State University Extension

Clients have been inquiring about what they should replace their dead ash (or other kind of) tree with or what trees to plant at their new/new-to-them home. Extension can help with this decision! We encourage diversity within landscapes. We encourage people to plant different types of trees. We encourage people to plant trees that are […]

Showing Flowers and Horticulture

Iowa State University Extension

Have you wondered about showing the flowers and vegetables you grow at the Southern Iowa Fair? Wonder no more! Mahaska County Master Gardeners; Eileen Blom and Joy Prothero, Open Floriculture and Horticulture Show judges will give lots of tips and how-tos for potential horticulture show participants on Tuesday, July 13 at 7 pm. This event […]

2021 Mahaska County Garden Challenge

Iowa State University Extension

The Mahaska County 4-H Youth Development & Horticulture Programs are offering a Garden Challenge. This challenge is open to any youth in Kindergarten-12th grade or adults ages 18+. Mahaska County Master Gardeners, Mahaska County Extension Council, & Mahaska County Extension Staff are ineligible to participate due to potential conflicts of interest. Participants are challenged to […]

Garden Seed Library Established

Iowa State University Extension

The Mahaska County Master Gardeners have established a seed library for gardeners. It will be housed at the Mahaska County Extension Office. Gardeners may visit anytime during office hours 8 am – 4:30 pm. During the spring planting season (April 1- June 1) the seed library will be in a plastic tote located outside the […]


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