Yard and Garden
Chilly Chile sweet chile pepper (Photo Credit: Rosie Lerner/Purdue Extension)
The National Garden Bureau has declared 2015 to be the Year of the Sweet Pepper! Sweet peppers are called sweet because they lack the gene that produces capsaicin - the chemical that gives hot peppers their heat.
May Yard & Garden Calendar
Many indoor plants can be moved to shady locations outdoors but only after danger of frost is past. Plants will dry out more often outdoors, so keep a close eye on soil moisture. Sinking the pots in soil will help slow down moisture loss.
Hops (Photo Credit: Purdue Extension ID-462-W)
Q. I need information on how to manage hops from the ground up and when and how to do what. Any information you can provide will be greatly appreciated, such as when to dig rhizomes, prune, storage, etc.
Spring orchard trees
As Indiana frees itself from the grip of a harsh late winter, the State Climate Office says a developing weather pattern is likely to produce variable conditions this spring.