February 2015 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 February 1-7, 2015
Title: “Check Your Bulbs”

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

If you are storing bulbs, tubers or corms over the winter, don’t forget about them.  Be sure to check them every so often for disease or abnormal softness.  If you find any, discard them before any disease infects the rest of your healthy tubers. Keep them in good shape, and they’ll reward you with beautiful flowers next spring.

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

 

Horticulture Tip for the week of February 8-14, 2015
Title: “Landscape Plant Choice”

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

When choosing plants for your landscape, remember that native plants and other plants that are well-suited to our area and will grow best, with less problems in the long run.  Exotic plants which are not well-adapted to our climate will grow under stress, and will be more susceptible to disease pressure, insect infestation, and physiological problems.

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

 

Horticulture Tip for the week of February 15-21, 2015
Title: “Pruning Deciduous Trees”

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

Late winter is the best time to prune deciduous trees, before new growth begins in the spring.  If the tree is young, you may be able to influence the future shape to some degree by selecting strong scaffold branches and removing weak narrow-angled branches.  In older trees, look for dead, dying, diseased and damaged branches to remove.

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

 

Horticulture Tip for the week of February 22-28, 2015
Title: “Extension Guide Sheets for Gardeners”

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

If you are planning a vegetable garden this year, be sure to call your local University of Missouri Extension Center.  We have guide sheets which will help you to know when to plant and how to grow vegetables and herbs.  We also have information on organic gardening techniques as well as composting and soil improvement.  Give us a call!  We’re here to help you with your gardening needs!

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