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  1. Selecting Hydrangeas for the Home Landscape

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-1263

    provide poor conditions for hydrangeas. To improve soil conditions, gardeners should amend clay soils with ... the right soil. Gardeners need to be aware that this plant blooms on old wood and thrives most when ... (Dirr, 2004). Gardeners should have the soil tested with a soil lab for an accurate pH measurement, along ...

  2. Food Preservation: Preserving Water for Emergency Use

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-5354

    prevent the growth of microorganisms.   Using Water in Emergencies   Contaminated water can contain ... the best choice of treatment for contamination with parasites. Purification Tablets Another way to ... many different contaminants. The container used for storing water must be clean, and made for food and ...

  3. Food Preservation: Making Jerky

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-5362

    dehydrator. It is not recommended to use sun-drying for making jerky because of the risk of contamination and ... meat is typically reduced to about 4 ounces.   The biggest safety concern when making jerky is the risk ... Avoid cross contamination from raw meat juices and marinades used with raw meat. Dry meats in a food ...

  4. Growing Onions in the Garden

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-1616

    ohioline.osu.edu entitled “Soil Testing for Ohio Lawns, Landscapes, Fruit Crops, and Vegetable Gardens” (HYG-1132) ... to learn about how to soil test your garden and “Guidelines for Choosing a Soil Analytical ... contaminated soil, air, and water. Rotate crops on a four-year cycle to help minimize the disease. Planting ...

  5. Bumble Bees in Ohio: Natural History and Identification of Common Species

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/ent-84

    ENT-84 Agriculture and Natural Resources 12/26/2018 Denise Ellsworth, Program Director, ... climate To conserve bumble bees, gardeners and land managers of any scale can protect potential and actual ...

  6. Building Self-Esteem in Youth

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/4h-08

    of all human relationships. A person who has a well-developed sense of trust is able to take risks ... book, a camp scholarship, or a risk a member may have taken (ran for an officer position or presented ...

  7. Food Safety and Garden Flooding

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-1154

    agricultural run-off, all of which are sources of human pathogens and hazardous chemicals. If your garden has ... at risk of becoming contaminated by pathogens present in floodwater. Factors such as the level of ... harmful microorganisms from contaminated produce to other food, surfaces or gardeners. After handling ...

  8. Food Preservation: Canning Soup

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-5340

    United States Department of Agriculture. Complete Guide to Home Canning, Agriculture Information Bulletin ... ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/HYG-5344 Photos by Food Preservation team. Food Home, Yard and Garden food preservation food canning soup ...

  9. Wild Mushrooms

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/plpath-gen-11

    home, yard and garden plant disease hyg-3303 Agriculture and Natural Resources Plant Pathology ... PLPATH-GEN-11 Agriculture and Natural Resources 03/04/2014 Sarah Ellis Williams, Department of ... your own risk! Be sure of your identification. Eat only kinds known to be edible. Do not eat mushrooms ...

  10. Pollinator Quick Guide: What You Can Do to Help Honey Bees

    https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/ent-79

    ENT-79 Agriculture and Natural Resources 02/13/2017 Denise Ellsworth, Department of Entomology ... inadvertently transfer pollen from flower to flower, allowing plants to make seeds and fruit.  Gardening for ... Honey Bees      Local honey supports local beekeepers. Photo by Karina Weatherby. Gardeners can play an ...

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