June 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 June 1-7, 2014
Title: “Okra”

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

Okra lovers can extend their harvest season two ways.  First, they can plant a 2nd crop later in the season, giving young plants to harvest from as the summer progresses.  Another method is to cut back part of your okra patch to several feet above the ground, after they get too tall.  If done at the right time, and if watered sufficiently, the plant will re-grow, providing you with another crop of delicious okra before summer’s end.

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

Horticulture Tip for the week of June 8-14, 2014
Title: “Heirloom Roses”

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

If you enjoy roses, but don’t have the time it takes to properly take care of the traditional hybrid tea roses, try some of the heirloom rose varieties.  While not as showy as they hybrid tea roses, many of the antique roses require much less maintenance, and many are resistant to the common diseases that plague roses in our area.  Ranging from bush types to climbing varieties, there’s a heirloom rose to please any taste.

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

Horticulture Tip for the week of June 15-21, 2014
Title: “Spraying Gardens”

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

When it’s time to spray your garden for insects or diseases, here are a few tips that will help.  Generally, don’t apply spray to the point that the plants are drenched and dripping.  They just need a fine, even mist.  Remember to spray when it’s calm.  Wind will carry the spray to places you may not want it, injuring other plants, people, or pets.  Finally, always follow label directions and use protective clothing.  It’s better to be safe, than sorry.

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

Horticulture Tip for the week of June 22-28, 2014
Title: “Storing Potatoes”

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

When the time comes to dig up those Irish potatoes you’ve grown this spring, you will need a good place to store them.  Be sure to keep them in a cool place.  The cooler you store them, the longer they will last.  Allow for good air circulation.  Don’t pile them too deep.  Finally, keep them in the dark.  Potatoes will develop a green color if stored in the light, and bitter tastes may result.

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