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  1. Putting your Garden to Bed for the Winter

    https://butler.osu.edu/news/putting-your-garden-bed-winter

    amendments in the fall and they have all winter to work their way into the soil. Fall Garden Clean-up:  Rake ... tilled back into the soil. Fall cultivation:  I always try to till my gardens in the fall.  Fall tilling ... spring compost material that can be mowed and then tilled back into the soil in the spring. Love your ...

  2. Important Tips to Make Next Year’s Garden a Success

    https://butler.osu.edu/news/important-tips-make-next-year%E2%80%99s-garden-success

    extended period?  Outright replacement of your garden's soil is generally not practical, but you can ... well and which do you feel are lacking?  Critically examine your plants for general health, vigor, and ...

  3. Is Your Farm Lease Enforceable?

    https://butler.osu.edu/news/your-farm-lease-enforceable

    understand what standard items need to go into the farm lease in case there are questions or issues that come ... entity owns the land, the business entity should be the named party entering into the lease, and the ...

  4. 4-H in the Classroom

    https://butler.osu.edu/program-areas/4-h-youth-development/4-h-classroom

    develop our county's youth into productive citizens.  All educational services and programs originate ...

  5. Harvesting Your Own Garden Seeds

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    the entire vine with the seed pods attached.  I placed the vines into a heavy duty paper garden bag ... and the pod chaff were poured into a bucket.  The next step was to set up a box fan outside on my ... lawn.  I poured the seeds from one bucket into another in front of the blowing fan.  This process is ...

  6. Welcome Summer Festivities with Geraniums

    https://butler.osu.edu/news/welcome-summer-festivities-geraniums

    directly into the garden. It’s a great plant, but my favorite geranium is an annual. The geranium to ... producing from early spring until frost.  They can be planted directly into the ground, but I prefer the ...

  7. Come to the Butler County Farm Day for Family Fun!

    https://butler.osu.edu/news/come-butler-county-farm-day-family-fun

    the different conservation practices that local farmers are incorporating into area farms. Highlighted ...

  8. Chimney Fires Can Be Prevented

    https://butler.osu.edu/news/chimney-fires-can-be-prevented

    the flue is blocked in your gas stove, the carbon monoxide emissions could seep back into the home ... the flue.  Leaves, sticks, and other forms of debris still drop into the fireplace, creating floating ...

  9. Choosing a milkweed species for your garden

    https://butler.osu.edu/news/choosing-milkweed-species-your-garden

    difference will allow you to select the species that will fit best into your home garden beds.  Asclepias ... ‘weed’. Plant seeds directly into the ground in the fall covering them with ½ to ¼ of soil. Or give the ...

  10. Woolly Bear Caterpillars

    https://butler.osu.edu/news/woolly-bear-caterpillars

    spring, they will feed briefly before spinning a cocoon into which their hairs are incorporated and ...

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