Boone County Purdue Extension, 1300 East 100 South, Lebanon, IN 46052 765-482-0750

Indiana Winter Farmers’ Markets

By Holly Catron, Boone County Master Gardener Have you experienced an Indiana winter farmers’ market? Here is an opportunity to address food insecurity and improve nutrition in our communities. We moved to Fishers in February, two years ago…. Read More

Early Summer Garden Tips

With so many first-time vegetable gardeners this year I want to provide some tips on issues to look out for and practices to help your garden during the early portion of summer. Tomatoes: Tomatoes are the most popular… Read More

GARDENING: A Guide for Community Gardens during the COVID-19 Pandemic

March 25, 2020 Community gardens offer many benefits — gardening knowledge, social bonding and, most importantly, the increased production and consumption of nutritious, fresh and locally grown fruits and vegetables. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, people may be unsure… Read More

Sunflower Head-Clipping Weevil

At a recent Master Gardener meeting, Susan Kovach asked if anyone had the problem of purple coneflowers having their flower heads almost cut off and left hanging toward the ground. Four summers ago I noticed this problem in… Read More

Tomato Leaf Spots

I’ve been surprised – and gratified – at how few calls I’ve received about tomatoes this year. Let’s face it, this has been as lousy a year for growing them as it has been for most other crops…. Read More

Black Walnut Fruit

Black Walnut Harvesting Video

Do you have Black Walnut trees? Would you like to put the nuts to good use? If so, there are techniques for getting the ground around your trees ready for easier harvest. In the imbedded video, one of… Read More