Composting at Home > PDF
This compact user's guide promotes composting as a rewarding way to turn leaves, grass, and food scraps into an organic fertilizer for enriching your garden and lawn. Recycling debris reduces the cost . . . . .
Conduct Your Own Garden Research > PDF
Want to know whether a new potato variety yields more than an old standard? This publication explains how to run scientific experiments in market or backyard gardens and interpret your results. Five r . . . . .
Designing an Edible Landscape in Idaho > PDF
A successful edible landscape results from good planning, thoughtful design, and regular maintenance. Edible yards can be eye-catching while expanding the capacity for home food production. However, w . . . . .
Fertilizing Gardens > PDF
This publication covers organic fertilizers, commercial inorganic fertilizers, application methods, specific elements (iron, zinc, and sulfur), and general tips. Authors: Robert L. Mahler, . . . . .
Idaho Master Gardener Program Handbook, 18th Edition
Gardeners throughout Idaho use this basic gardening handbook as their text in the increasingly popular Master Gardener classes. The 25 how-to chapters cover everything from soil fertility to insect ma . . . . .
Low Input Landscaping > PDF
Gardening inputs are materials and resources brought in from outside the borders of a yard or garden. This
publication shows management strategies that use less of these inputs and how these same pr . . . . .
Natural Insecticides > PDF
This publication addresses the common misconceptions associated with products labeled "natural" and "organic," and describes related insecticides intended for home gardening. Categories include biolo . . . . .
Organic Management of Flea Beetles > PDF
Flea beetles are common garden pests found throughout the Pacific Northwest. Flea beetle feeding on plants in the Brassicaceae and Solanaceae families can scar foliage and potato tubers, leading to re . . . . .
Ornamental Grasses for Idaho Landscapes > PDF
Ornamental grasses are becoming irreplaceable landscape elements in many parts of the United States
and are increasingly popular in Idaho. This 6-page publication lists the best grasses for Idaho's . . . . .
Propagating Plants from Seeds > PDF
The enjoyment of growing plants can be enhanced by using successful methods. This 20-page booklet covers seed selection, starting plants indoors, planting seeds outdoors, and starting both herbaceous . . . . .
Start Seeds Indoors with Success > PDF
Starting seeds indoors begins with scheduling to ensure your transplants are ready to go outdoors when the garden is ready to receive them. This fact sheet covers scheduling, planting and germination, . . . . .