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Planting Native Gardens for Pollinators

June 21, 2019 · Posted In: OmahaHome

Many beautiful homes have beautiful yards, and many beautiful yards have gardens. Breathtaking gardens look natural and maintained. One secret is low-maintenance plant selection. Scott Evans, horticulture program coordinator with the University of Nebraska—Lincoln Extension, […]

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Get Razzed with Raspberries

May 30, 2019 · Posted In: Home, OmahaHome

Raspberries are a favorite item at the grocery store for many people. In the wild, they can be found growing in roadside ditches or along tree lines. They are also a favorite plant in the […]

Hand-pollination

Hand-Pollinated Tomatoes

April 25, 2019 · Posted In: OmahaHome

Why wait for the bees? Hand-pollination can help home gardeners take their tomato harvests to the next level with crossbred varieties and bountiful yields.    John Porter, Urban Agriculture Program Coordinator at the University of […]

hand dropping seeds in row of rich soil

Make Your Bed and Plant in It

February 25, 2019 · Posted In: Home, OmahaHome

Preparing a garden bed requires just a little bit of foresight and planning. It is best done in the fall, although many gardeners would rather wait out the cold season and begin preparations in the […]

Trimming the Trees

December 28, 2018 · Posted In: Home, Home Improvement

Trees require maintenance or they can depreciate a property. Knowing when and how to trim them is critical. (It is important to note that this article discusses landscaping trees, whether deciduous or coniferous. Fruit trees […]

How Old is Too Old for Home-Canned Food?

October 26, 2018 · Posted In: Home, OmahaHome

Preserving homegrown produce is a favorite pastime for Midwestern gardeners.  In late summer and fall, mountains of cucumbers turn into pickles and baskets of tomatoes become salsa and spaghetti sauce with the help of canners […]

Elderberry Bounty

August 20, 2018 · Posted In: Health, OmahaHome

Foraging berries is one of many underappreciated outdoor activities that Nebraska offers. Putting one’s kids to work on a ripe berry bush with a couple of pails will give them an opportunity to appreciate the […]

Cooped Up in the City

June 13, 2018 · Posted In: At Home, OmahaHome

Raising chickens in the city has become more common in recent years due to the popularity of urban farming.  Brett Kreifels, educator for the Nebraska Extension in Cass County (formerly of the Douglas-Sarpy County Extension), […]

Turn a Crappy Day into a Crappie Day

June 11, 2018 · Posted In: Home, OmahaHome

Nebraska is home to an abundant crappie fishery. During the spawning season in late April, anyone can feel like a pro fisherman while catching a mess of black or white crappies (two species found throughout […]

Outdoor Entrepreneurship

May 23, 2018 · Posted In: B2B Magazine, Entrepreneurs

There have been a few viral online videos for Ultimate Fishing Gear’s Skinzit electric fish skinner. The handheld device can also been seen on the rack at Cabela’s or Bass Pro Shops, or on Amazon.com. […]