Northern & Central Midwest

May, 2001
Regional Report

In the Garden


The Sweet Scent of Basil

I planted basil seeds about one month ago, and the plants are coming on strong. I planted the seeds in small paper pots in the cold frame. Since basil likes the heat, to help with germination, I laid a heating cable beneath the pots. Now that the...
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Shows & Events

Boerner in Bloom It's summer and time for flower festivals. One of my favorites is Boerner in Bloom held at the...


Creamy Pesto Pasta If you grow basil, you must make pesto. And if you make pesto, you must pour it over pasta....
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Regional Reminders

  • Thin Fruit Trees
  • Mulch Time
  • Harvest Cool-Season Vegetables
  • Support Your Tomatoes
  • Keep the Lawn Healthy

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