Northwest Missouri Horticulture

August 2014 Horticulture Tips

Tim Baker, MU Extension Horticulture Specialist
102 N. Main, Suite 1, Gallatin, MO 64640
660-663-3232, bakert@missouri.edu

Horticulture Tip for the week of August 3-9, 2014
Title: “Fall Vegetable Gardens”

Here’s a Horticulture Tip from University of Missouri Extension:

Fall vegetable gardens are a great way to keep fresh vegetables coming until the first frost.  By planting in late summer, you will have new, vigorous plants well-established when fall arrives.  Be sure to allow plenty of time for the crop to mature.  Average first frosts run from October 10th to October 15th in northern Missouri.

This has been Tim Baker, with a Horticulture Tip from University of Missouri Extension.

 

Horticulture Tip for the week of August 10-16, 2014
Title: “Composting”

Here’s a Horticulture Tip from University of Missouri Extension:

Composting is a time-honored way to create a nutrient-rich soil amendment that will help your garden grow.  It also is a good way to deal with organic plant material that might otherwise create a waste disposal problem.  Think about all those fall leaves that you rake up every year.  What better use than to put them to work in your garden!  If you would like to construct a compost bin, give us a call for a guide sheet that will help.

This has been Tim Baker, with a Horticulture Tip from University of Missouri Extension.

 

Horticulture Tip for the week of August 17-23, 2014
Title: “Spider Mites”

Here’s a Horticulture Tip from University of Missouri Extension:

Hot, dry weather brings on yet another pest in your garden.  Spider mites are not true insects, but they can do a lot of damage in short order.  They can attack vegetables, fruits, and even ornamental trees and shrubs in your yard.  There are chemical controls that can help.  Give us a call for recommendations.

This has been Tim Baker, with a Horticulture Tip from University of Missouri Extension.

 

Horticulture Tip for the week of August 24-30, 2014
Title: “Pruning Trees”

Here’s a Horticulture Tip from University of Missouri Extension:

I’m often asked what time of the year is best to prune trees.  Normally, it will be in the dormant season, in late winter.  But if you have storm damage, trees that are a danger to life or property, or trees that are just in the way, summer is an acceptable time to prune them.  If you need guidelines on how to prune your trees, give us a call for a guide sheet on that subject.

This has been Tim Baker, with a Horticulture Tip from University of Missouri Extension.