It seems the sun is never around anymore!

17 weeks to first frost in Central Iowa (October 11)

Luffa are not an option at this point.

Early maturing watermelons are stll an option: start'em up. Harvext Watermelon varieties.

The Iowa Gardener Planting Calendar

This Week at Reiman Gardens

Food in the Gardens

Monday, June 3 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. 

Quick Meals with Spring & Early Summer Greens – Shelli Pitner


Monday, June 17 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

A-maize-ing Raw Corn Recipes – Sheree Clark


Monday, July 1 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Tonic Teas – Lynn Parkey

 Herb Walk

Saturday, June 8 at 1:00 p.m.

Students from every level are invited to join Lynn Parkey, CGRM, Herbalist, for a late spring herb walk at the Gardens. You will be able to identify, smell, touch and otherwise experience many of the crush-able herbs growing in the Herb Garden - for use as spices, in drinks, for health and beauty, and in sauces, dips, and dishes!


Its been a great spring for lettuce - the lettuce in the Reiman Gardens Home Production Garden looks great.

Dwarf Korean Lilac 'Palibin'

The last word on Lilacs, from Madison Gas & Electric, Madison, WI

Bloomerang from Proven Winners

Weed Control in Iris, University of Georgia