Douglas County Horticulture News and Events

Spring News and Events

Four Seasons in the Garden…

Check out the first of four new segments on gardening for all seasons.  Read more

Straw Bale Gardening Instructions

The first step in straw bale gardening is to put your bales where they will stay in the garden.  Once you begin watering and planting you will not be able to move the bales. Be sure to purchase bales that are straw from small grains and not alfalfa hay.  Look for bales that have synthetic twine because the natural twine will break down, the bale will pop open and you will have a straw pile garden.  Read More


Tomato Diseases

Tomato Diseases including Septoria Leaf Spot, Early Blight and Late Blight make growing tomatoes in Wisconsin a challenge.  Until recently, only Septoria and Early Blight were problems, appearing almost every year.  Neither of these kill tomato plants outright.  Late Blight, is a different story.  Read More

Tasty Vegetable Trials

 Mary McConnell was among about a dozen growers and chefs Wednesday taste-testing local produce to determine what impact variety and environment has on the flavor of food for the Seed to Kitchen Collaborative 2016.

Summer News and Events

Container Gardening Workshop

Fox 21 covered our latest Container Gardening Workshop.  Watch the video here:  http://www.fox21online.com/news/local-news/many-people-in-the-northland-learn-about-container-gardening/40012528 

 UW-Extension Summer Extravaganza and LSMGA Plant SaleIMG_1015

The Summer Extravaganza and LSMGA plant sale, this year at the Courthouse Atrium, was a success!  Check out the plant sale page for more photos of the event.  https://douglas.extension.wisc.edu/horticulture/master-gardener-information/lsmga-plant-sale/

Check out Douglas County Local Food at https://fyi.extension.wisc.edu/douglascountylocalfood

Information on farmers markets, community gardening, volunteering and more.

Plant Flowers to Encourage Beneficial Insects 

Some of the many beneficial insects that visit flowers include lady beetles, green lacewings, syrphid flies, tachinid flies, and sphecid wasps. Read more


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