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Calendar of upcoming events

July 13
Seminar on community-supported agriculture and greenhouse gardening
Christian County Master Gardeners 

Popular articles from recent TV appearances 

Video presentations of Robert Balek, horticulture specialist, on KSN-TV Living Well segments can be found here.  Search for Robert Balek.


From Seed to Harvest and Beyond: Garden Journal and Calendar

The From Seed to Harvest and Beyond: Garden Journal and Calendar is a garden journal for Missouri gardeners, as well as a how-to guide and information resource. It provides a place to keep all gardening information, plans and notes together.

Order from your local county extension office or here for $15.00.



Featured articles and gardening tips from experts around the state





Seasonal and Simple: A Guide for Enjoying Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

Seasonal and simple is a guide to help you select, store and prepare fresh fruits and vegetables. The recipes use simple preparations and seasonings, so you can taste the goodness of a fruit or vegetable at the peak of its flavor. The fruits and vegetables are listed in the guide by their growing season — spring, summer and fall. Nutrients and associated health benefits are listed with each fruit or vegetable. Order your copy from your local county extension office or here. $15.00. Download the free app here.




  • Weed ID Guide — University of Missouri. Helps identify common weeds in field crops, pastures, ornamentals and turfgrass.
  • Weed ID App — New app helps you name that weed.  University of Missouri Extension has released a free app for iPhones, iPads and Android devices to help people easily identify weeds in the field, lawn or garden. Watch the video. Read more
  • Turfgrass and Weeds, IPM1009 (PDF)
  • Weed ID — University of Illinois Extension
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