Category Archives: WIP Resources

Favorite Resources

Some of my favorite resources:

Ohioline

 Ohioline comes from Ohio State University Extension and is your Link to Information, News and Educational resources. This site offers hundreds of factsheets, bulletins and other educational materials concerning various subjects.  My favorites are usually found in agriculture and/or natural resources, but other subjects offered include: family and consumer sciences, community development, 4-H and youth. If you find a bulletin on Ohioline that is too large to print, check for it at the online bookstore. Their e-store has many publications that are not currently available on Ohioline. 

 

Seed Gathering Website

Wow – I missed a whole month of recording bloom times – go figure!

This post is about a great new (to me) website about saving seeds and since it ’tis the season I thought maybe somone would be interested. This sight gives pics of seed pods, seeds and seedlings. Even has wild flowers and weeds – invaluable!

http://theseedsite.co.uk

Vermiculite Shopping

I finally went to Kraynak’s and asked about the large-grain vermiculite that we were told about during propagation class. Someone said Kraynak’s had it… t’aint so!

Kraynak’s buyer showed me his stock of vermiculite: small bags that are available everywhere and huge bags probably only carried at nurseries.

However, they were both the small-size grains and when I said I would check again in the spring he said it was the only grain size/texture he had ever carried and would remain so.

If anyone knows where else to get the large-grain vermiculite please leave a comment or post to the blog with said source.

Perhaps I will try to contact the propagation presenter and see where he gets his. Let ya’ know the outcome.

Pesticide info update

I tried to go to the previously mentioned website of http://franklin.osu.edu/hort/ and had difficulty putting it in the search engine – duh. But when I put it in the address bar I was sent straight to the site. However it still was confusing to me. The file we want there is listed as 504.2007.edition.orn…
This gives the pdf file Steve was talking about. Try it out.

Pesticide Guide

Check out the Newsletter for a Steve-suggested download about pesticides. It’s from Franklin county and Steve says “This guide provides the recommended insecticide active ingredient(s) for the most common insects and mites AND some brand name products that contain them.

There are four sections in this guide; general landscape pests, specific pests of trees and shrubs, annuals and perennials, and insecticide tables that list active ingredients and brand name products. The “General Use Pesticides for Home Lawns” is also available and is a similar format.”

The address is http://franklin.osu.edu/hort/

You can check the newsletter for more info about the download.