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When can you plant your veggies? Check out both the last frost dates (and forecast) for your area AND the current soil temperatures before planting.  Fluctuating temps this spring means that you can't just plant according to a date on the calendar.  Find more on soil temperatures at https://go.unl.edu/soiltemperature  and find last frost dates at https://go.unl.edu/lastfrost.  Find more on gardening in Nebraska at https://communityenvironment.unl.edu. #NebExt

Making a Compost Bin

Starting a compost pile can be as simple as piling yard waste up in a free-standing pile. But to save space in smaller landscapes, hasten decomposition and keep the yard looking neat, create a composting structure. Composting structures can be made from a variety of materials and be as simple or complex as desired.

 

 

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Start Your Garden Right with Healthy Transplants 

Transplants are the way to go with tomatoes, peppers and dozens of other vegetables, as well as many of the annual flowers common in Nebraska gardens. Transplants give long-season crops a head start before being put out in the garden and a chance to produce before fall frost. Annual flowers grown from transplants begin blooming weeks earlier than they would if a gardener planted them from seed. 

Tips for Success

This is the second in a series of food preservation live, virtual classes offered by the Nebraska Extension Food Preservation team.  Learn all about freezing your home grown produce to enjoy later.

 

When: Thu., May 5, 2022 (12:00 PM - 1:15 PM ET)

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