Home and Garden Briefs for April 2, 2021 | Journal-news

W.Va. Woodland Stewards seminarMARTINSBURG — Woodland Stewards seminar is scheduled 6-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 13, 2021. See Registration link for the full agenda.

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• Pollinators in Woodlands: NRCS Activities to Benefit Pollinators in Your Woods

• Management of a steep, permanent forest road

• How can woodland landowners help protect the declining bat populations?

• SilviaTerra’s Natural Capital Exchange

For more information, contact David W. McGill, Ph.D., Professor/Extension Specialist–Forest Resources Management, West Virginia University, 304-293-5930; [email protected]

2021 Cicada Emergence Program scheduledMARTINSBURG — Every 17 years the periodical cicadas emerge from underground and 2021 is the year for the Eastern Panhandle. Learn about the life cycle of cicadas and what that means for your garden, lawn, and landscape. Join Dr. Tracey Leskey from the Kearneysville USDA Agriculture Research Service for a program that gives more information about cicadas and a Q&A on how they may impact the area.

The program is free to the public and will take place 7 p.m. Thursday, April 15, via Zoom. To register for this program go to: https://wvu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6x9OBhBLQUqG7xs

WVUES online tree fruit twilight meetingsMARTINSBURG — Join WVUES Specialists on Zoom for seasonal updates and conversation 6 p.m. April 21. These meetings have been approved for pesticide credits.

Register for the meetings at the following:


For more information, email Candace DeLong at [email protected].

Garden tips• Seed kale and collards.

• Seed Ethiopian kale.

• Seed basil for transplant (indoors)

• Plant cabbage and kohlrabi.

• Plant potatoes and raspberries.

• Seed beets and kale (outdoors).

• Seed or plant broccoli, cabbage and cauliflower (outdoors).

• Seed dill (indoors).

• Plant blackberries.

• Seed parsnips (outdoors).

• Plant or seed shallots.

• Plant fruit and hazelnut trees.