Ground cherries are an old-fashioned garden favorite that is in the nightshade family, the same family that includes tomatoes and peppers. These unique “fruits” are about the size of a cherry tomato and are hidden away inside a papery outer husk. The fruity flavor of the ground cherry lends itself well to use in salads, […]
Growing vegetables doesn’t have to be boring. This week’s featured vegetable is the kohlrabi. The kohlrabi is known best for its enlarged above ground stem. That’s right STEM. It is used in stir fries or eaten raw. It has a light cabbage flavor. It grows best in cool weather.
The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection recently released the 2018-19 Meat Establishment Directory. A subset of this directory is facilities that are licensed to perform poultry slaughter. The sheet below is color-coordinated to help you quickly see which facilities are inspected. The green lines are inspected facilities and the yellow lines are […]
It happens every year, the dreaded home invasion of bugs! As harvest progresses and temperature cool off, we see the migration of bugs into our homes. The good news is there are things you can do to prevent this from happening. In the meantime as a temporary measure, you may be in search of a […]
As we start to enter the harvest season, it is also a good time to think about completing soil testing for the upcoming growing season. The publication A4034 Soil Fertility Guidelines for Pastures in Wisconsin provides some context about where to test in pastures, where NOT to test, and some general guidelines about liming and […]
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