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December Garden Calendar

HOME (Indoor plants and activities) Check houseplant leaves for brown, dry edges, which indicates too little relative humidity in the house. Increase humidity by running a humidifier, grouping plants or using pebble trays. Extend the lives of holiday plants such as poinsettias and Christmas cactus by placing them in a cool, brightly lit area that is free from warm or cold drafts. Houseplants may not receive adequate light because days are short and gloomy. Move […]


November Garden Calendar

HOME (Indoor plants and activities) Check houseplant leaves for brown, dry edges, which indicates too little relative humidity in the house. Increase humidity by running a humidifier, grouping plants or using pebble trays. Extend the lives of holiday plants such as poinsettias and Christmas cactus by placing them in a cool, brightly lit area that is free from warm or cold drafts. Houseplants may not receive adequate light because days are short and gloomy. Move […]


October Garden Calendar

HOME (Indoor plants and activities) Keep poinsettia in complete darkness for 15 hours each day — for example, between 5 p.m. and 8 a.m. — for eight to 10 weeks until red bracts begin to show. Pot spring-flowering bulbs to force into bloom indoors. Moisten soil and refrigerate 10 to 13 weeks. Transfer to a cool, sunny location, and allow an additional three to four weeks for blooming. Houseplants, especially those grown outdoors during the […]


Indiana Vegetable Planting Calendar (HO-186-W) PDF

Purdue Extension Publication

Planting vegetable seeds or transplants at the correct time is determined by the soil temperature required for seeds to germinate and the temperature tolerance of the plants. This publication examines these factors and provides a range of planting dates for a variety of vegetable crops.


Autumn Garden Calendar (HO-93-W)

Purdue Extension Publication

This publication provides a general guide to taking care of plants within the home, yard, lawn, and garden during the autumn months.


Summer Garden Calendar (HO-92-W)

Purdue Extension Publication

This publication provides a general guide to taking care of plants within the home, yard, lawn, and garden during the summer months.


Spring Garden Calendar (HO-91-W)

Purdue Extension Publication

This publication provides a general guide to taking care of plants within the home, yard, lawn, and garden during the spring months.


Winter Garden Calendar (HO-90-W)

Purdue Extension Publication

This publication provides a general guide to taking care of plants within the home, yard, lawn, and garden during the winter months.


Effects of Cold Weather on Horticultural Plants in Indiana (HO-203-W)

Purdue Extension Publication

This publication identifies the types of injury caused by cold weather, the factors that influence the degree of injury, and ways to prevent or reduce injury. Tables are included listing the symptoms of freezing injury on some vegetables, frost resistance of annual flowers, floral development stages for fruit crops, critical temperatures for flower bud kill, critical temperatures and cold injury evaluations for small fruit crops, application precipitation rates, and row covers and frost protection. An illustration is also included showing the USDA hardiness zones of the United States.


The following news articles were written by Rosie Lerner, Extension Consumer Horticulture Specialist, Bev Shaw, Advanced Master Gardener, or by staff at White River Gardens in Indianapolis and are distributed to news media around the state by Purdue University Agricultural Communication Service.


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