Gardening in Michigan
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Smart Gardening Videos

Online Garden Classes

Numerous online recordings of MSU staff are available for viewing for free! Topics include:
- Tree Fruits
- Gardens
- Ornamentals
- Vegetables
Turfgrass

View the list of videos and learn from the comfort of your home. To help improve your online viewing experience, please complete an online evaluation after viewing each video. 

Fruit Update 1 (2012) - Topics include a review of diseases and insects, update on new pests, Sweet Tango vs Honeycrisp, pest management strategies for 2012 and using dormant oils.
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Fruit Update 2 (2012) - Goals & Expectations, spraying equipment, personal protective equipment products, monitoring, mixing and loading, application and timing, most common pests, animal protection, and resources. Class Resources. Please evaluate this class. 

Garden Weed Control This class discusses how to reduce gardening time by managing weeds. Topics include: solarization, mulches, cultivation, chemical weed control, weed life cycles, seed sources and longevity, weed growth and cultural practices. Class Resources. Please evaluate this class. 

Growing Blueberries Part 1 This class provides background information on blueberries, nutritional value, proper growing site, purchasing plants, cultivar selection, planting, and fertilization requirements. Instructor: Gary L. Heilig, Horticulture Educator for MSU Extension Ingham County. Class Resources. Please evaluate this class. 

Growing Blueberries Part 2 The class continues with irrigation requirements, weed control, pruning, mulches, insects, diseases, harvesting and resources. Instructor: Gary L. Heilig, Horticulture Educator for MSU Extension Ingham County. Class Resources. Please evaluate this class.

Growing Culinary Herbs  Recorded March 21, 2011 in Lansing, the discussion topics included: definitions, herb uses, nutrition, award winning cultivars, growing requirements such as light, soil mixes, containers, fertility, watering, weed control, pest problems, harvesting, processing, storage, bringing plants in for winter and resources. Instructor: Gary L. Heilig, Horticulture Educator for MSU Extension Ingham County. Please evaluate this class. 

Growing Pears Basic information on how to grow pears in the home garden including: site selection, planting, training and pruning, fertilization, weed control, pests, harvesting etc. Format: Adobe Connect. Please evaluate this class. 

Growing Raspberries & Blackberries 1

Growing Raspberries & Blackberries 2Types, bramble facts, nutrition information, site evaluation and preparation, plant sources, cultivars, planting, fertility, pruning, irrigation, weed control, insects and diseases, harvesting and resources. Class Resources. Please evaluate this class.

Growing Strawberries Part 1 - This class will be helpful for both the beginner and experienced gardener. The topics include: Site selection, cultivars, growing systems, pre-planting duties, cover crops, planting, strawberry types and flower & fruit bud development. Instructor: Gary L. Heilig, Horticulture Educator for MSU Extension Ingham County. Class Resources. Please evaluate this class.

Growing Strawberries Part 2 - The class discussion continues with: temperature regulation, mulching and row covers, pre and post planting weed control, fertility, soil amendments, irrigation, frost control, insect, disease and animal pests, harvesting and renovation. Class Resources. Please evaluate this class. 

Growing Tart & Sweet Cherries History of cherry industry, why grow cherries, nutrition info., site evaluation and preparation, plant sources, cultivars, planting, fertility, irrigation, weed control, training and pruning systems, pest management, harvesting and resources. Class Resources. Please evaluate this class.

Growing Transplants at Home Part 1 - If you would like to be able to grow high quality vegetable and flower transplants, this class will help you to accomplish your goal. In part one, you will learn: advantages of growing your own plants, light & plant function, types of light such as natural vs incandescent, fluorescent, LED, and HID. Containers will also be discussed. Instructor: Gary L. Heilig, Horticulture Educator for MSU Extension Ingham County. Please evaluate this class.

Growing Transplants at Home Part 2 - Part two will cover: labeling, potting mixes, seed storage and treatments, germination, planting dates, transplanting, fertilization, moisture management. pests and plant hardening. Instructor: Gary L. Heilig, Horticulture Educator for MSU Extension Ingham County. Please evaluate this class. 

The Science of Composting - Why compost? Factors that affect decomposition, the role of carbon & nitrogen, composting methods, containers, compost pile organisms, materials, pile problems, when compost is ready, benefits of compost and using compost. Class Resources.  Please evaluate this class.

Using Organic Pesticides in the Garden Why organic pesticides? Review of organic fungicides and insecticides, and resources. Class Resources. Please evaluate this class.

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