University of Minnesota Extension
http://www.extension.umn.edu/
612-624-1222
Menu Menu

Extension > Extension County Offices > Douglas

4-H

More 4-H in Douglas County

County Horticulture Educator

  • Tomato
    It's easy to see why the tomato is a top choice among gardeners. These plants adapt well to most soil conditions, they are perfect for small garden spaces and the tomato itself has many uses. One plant is likely to yield a high number of tomatoes, so just a couple are necessary to satisfy the needs of most families for the entire season. Tomato plants are relatively easy to grow, but may be susceptible to a few different unwanted diseases. Many things may be to blame for our unhealthy tomato plants; however, the most common invader is fungus. The two most common fungal diseases seen around the area are Early Blight and Septoria Leaf Spot.
  • Bandits of the Night
    Chickens have been slowly disappearing from our barn, and Saturday evening I found the culprit, a young mother raccoon and her eight little ones. Although some may find raccoons cute and funny, I find them aggressive and menacing. Armed with a broom and a Good Dog, I dodged mom’s attack, and, hopefully, banished the raccoons for the time being.
  • Snapdragons for Your Garden
    The hot humid days of summer have arrived, and with them, that childhood favorite, Antirrhinum majus, the ubiquitous snapdragon. Hand a child one of these flowers, and the first thing they do is pinch the sides to move the petal “jaw”. Not many flowers evoke such whimsical childhood memories like the snapdragon. These prolific annuals come in every color but blue, and start easily from seed.

More County Horticulture Educator in Douglas County

Garden

  • Gardening
    Get information about best plants and gardening practices for Minnesota lawns, landscapes, and gardens.

Visit Extension's Garden Site

Douglas County partners with Extension to deliver even more practical education and research right in your county.


Location

U of M Extension
Douglas County

720 Fillmore Ste B090

Alexandria MN 56308-1763
(320) 762-3890 (phone)
(320) 762-3871 (fax)
mnext-douglas@umn.edu

Douglas County Extension Committee

  • Jerry Johnson, County Commissioner
  • Charlie Meyer, County Commissioner
  • Bill Januszewski
  • Vicki Johnston
  • Pat Kalina
  • Kelly Lund
  • Char Rosenow
  • Catherine Siira
  • Ray Wille
  • © 2013 Regents of the University of Minnesota. All rights reserved.
  • The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer. Privacy