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  1. Growing Peaches and Nectarines in the Home Landscape

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-1406

    of what it takes to grow high-quality peaches. Peach trees are subject to some serious insect pests ... compost. Take a soil sample, have the soil tested by your local Extension office, and add the recommended ... branches removed) that is 26 to 30 inches tall. This sounds drastic; however, the best shaped open center ...

  2. Rapeseed as a Cover Crop in Ohio

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/anr-0126

    Field Office Technical Guide, Section 4, Ecological Sciences Tools: ...

  3. Nurturant Grandfathering: Family Identity Work

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/HYG-5806

    a grandfather does not take much effort. However, grandfathering is more than being a passive observer; it ... participate actively in his grandchildren’s lives. It also means that a grandfather will take a personal ... a grandfather’s personal connection with his grandchild and makes their relationship more meaningful and ...

  4. Kiwifruit and Hardy Kiwi (Kiwiberries)

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-1426

    oblong in shape, and from smooth-skinned to hairy. The flesh color may be green, orange, or yellow. ... shape. The flesh is tart-sweet and tastes like a combination of citrus, melon, and strawberry. When fruit ... report on them. Most kiwiberry cultivars are known to take three to five years to produce fruit. Issai is ...

  5. Growing Tomatoes in the Home Garden

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/HYG-1624

    often eaten raw as a garnish for salads and appetizers.  Photo by Jodi Miller, formerly with OSU Section ... improvement through addition of organic matter or a cover crop can take several years before the soil reaches ... ohioline.osu.edu. The fact sheet includes a list of soil testing labs in Ohio and procedures on taking and preparing ...

  6. Attracting Pollinators to the Garden

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/ENT-47

    many native plants. Fortunately, gardeners can take steps to support these and other pollinators ... pollinators, their role in the ecosystem, and actions gardeners can take to help pollinator populations in ... bites of food we take can be traced back to the role of animal pollinators. A 2012 study at Cornell ...

  7. Soil Testing for Ohio Lawns, Landscapes, Fruit Crops, and Vegetable Gardens

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-1132

    taking corrective actions if needed. This includes the amount of fertilizers and other additives needed ... take the guesswork out of fertilization and are very cost effective; they eliminate wasteful spending ... evaluate your soil test results, and then take action to improve your soil fertility. Any recommended ...

  8. Preservative-Treated Wood: A Sustainable Consumer Choice

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/F-71-11

    Ecological Sustainability Treating wood with preservatives directly contributes to the sustainability of our ... access to our parks and forests is made available, or even improved upon. Most of the kiosks, boardwalks, ... and observation decks built at our national parks, monuments, and refuges are constructed from treated ...

  9. Growing Peppers in the Home Garden

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-1618

    shapes and flavors available from sweet to spicy, peppers are excellent additions to any home vegetable ... colors, shapes and flavors worth trying. Read plant and seed tags for information on mature size, color ... and shape, hardiness zones, disease resistance, and days to maturity to find what works for you. Talk ...

  10. Properly Cleaning and Storing Respirators

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/aex-59133

    taking the time to put the respirator away, a worker tosses it on the dashboard of the truck. The truck ... is parked in a very sunny spot. A respirator is in an enclosed cab. The cartridge is inside the ... the shape. Keep the respirator in a cool, dry cabinet specifically designated for storage. Review The ...

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