Severe Weather Preparedness – Start Today!

The best time to prepare for a storm is before it happens. Storms may be severe across parts of the nation on Tuesday, April 26 and Wednesday, April 27 (map). Know the difference between a “Watch” or a “Warning” – Be Weather Aware!

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What can you do? Prepare and/or restock your family emergency kits . Don’t forget pets and consider what steps you’ll take for livestock and large animals. Review your safe-place plans with family.

Make sure flashlights are working, grab extra batteries and get out the weather alert radio. Keep your cell phone charged – during an emergency, you may not be able to make a cell phone call but you might be able to text.

For help visit http://ready.gov and http://ready.gov/animals

Stormy Weather

As always, check with your local emergency management agency for specific resources in your community. You can also contact your local university extension office for assistance locating the appropriate resources or agencies in your community. To find your local office, visit http://lancaster.unl.edu/office/locate.shtml

Have a great day!

Soni

Responsive. Innovative. Trusted.
Nebraska Extension provides research-based information to help you make informed decisions any time, any place, anywhere – http://lancaster.unl.edu

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Make the Most of a Small Garden Space

Lettuce varieties planted in one foot squares

Lettuce varieties planted in one foot squares – photo by D. Janssen, Nebraska Extension

If you have a small space, you can still garden! There are ways to make it work for you and your family.

In this technique you’ll create a garden divided by a series of 1 foot by 1 foot squares. Each square holds a different vegetable or herb.

One of the advantages of a square foot garden is it’s easy to maintain. Since the amount of space is limited, the time needed to maintain the garden is small, too. You can still grow large plants, like zucchini, tomatoes or even melons.

To learn how to start your square foot garden and what crops to consider, read “Make the Most of a Small Garden Space” by Sarah Browning, Extension Educator.

If you want to know what plants grow best in your area, contact your local extension office. They are a terrific resource in our communities. Find your local office (nationwide listing) here.

Speaking of tomatoes … Did you know? Bumblebees are the only pollinators for tomatoes! Always use practices to protect our important pollinators.

Have a great day!!

Soni

Responsive. Innovative. Trusted.
Nebraska Extension provides research-based information to help you make informed decisions any time, any place, anywhere
http://lancaster.unl.edu

The May 2016 Issue of the NEBLINE is on-line!

The May issue of the free NEBLINE newsletter is now on-line. Here are some of the articles featured in this issue – – – – Visit http://lancaster.unl.edu/nebline and click on the link to the May 2016 NEBLINE!

  • Emerald Ash Borer is Getting Closer
  • Leftover Makeovers and Refrigerator Reboots!
  • Clean Out the Fridge & Cupboards Casserole Recipes
  • Guidance for Disciplining Children
  • Rural Transit Offers Affordable Transportation!
  • 2016 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events (Local)
  • Upcoming Child Development Classes (Local)
  • Cash Rent Survey
  • 2016 Perennial Plant of the Year – Anemone x hybrida ‘Honorine Jobert’
  • April Showers Bring … Interesting Bird Behaviors
  • May Garden Guide
  • 4-H News, Resources & More
  • Meet new extension educators: Jody Green and Jaci Foged & More

If you don’t live in Lancaster County, Nebraska, please make sure to check out your local extension office too. Your extension office has resources for you, your family and community. To find your local office, visit http://lancaster.unl.edu/office/locate.shtml (nationwide listing).

Have a great day!!

Soni

Responsive. Innovative. Trusted.
Nebraska Extension provides research-based information to help you make informed decisions any time, any place, anywhere –

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