June 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 May 31 to June 6, 2015
Title: “Moving Plants Outside for the Summer”

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

Some houseplants will do great if you want to move them outdoors for the summer, but there are a few things to keep in mind.  When choosing a spot for them, keep the plant’s light requirements in mind.  Some may prefer the shade.  For those that like sun, choose a shady spot to start them in before you move them into the sun.  Move them gradually to more light, and you’ll be more successful with your plants.

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

 

Horticulture Tip for the week of June 7-13, 2015
Title: “Dividing Daylilies”

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

Daylilies provide beautiful flowers in many colors and are easy to grow.  They also can be easily propagated by division.  Late summer is the best time to divide them.  Late August is ideal.  They should be finished blooming by then, and by replanting at that time, they will have time to reestablish themselves before winter arrives.  Pick a site in full sun for best results.

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Horticulture Tip for the week of June 14-20, 2015
Title: “Natural Lawn Care”

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

Many people enjoy the beauty that a well-cared-for lawn can bring to their home, but are reluctant to apply the amount of chemicals and fertilizers that a high-maintenance lawn usually calls for.  There are alternatives!  Call your local Extension Center and ask for our guide sheet, “Natural Lawn Care.”  Soon you’ll be on your way to a beautiful, but environmentally friendly lawn.

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

 

Horticulture Tip for the week of June 21-27, 2015
Title: “Fall Vegetable Gardening”

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

Spring and summer are great times to raise a vegetable garden, but fall also makes a good time to grow many vegetables.  While heat-loving vegetables can be planted at any time, it’s sometimes tricky to start cool-season vegetables during the summer heat.  Call your local Extension Center for our Vegetable Planting Calendar.  It will give you the best times to start your plants for fall.

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Horticulture Tip for the week of June 28 to July 4, 2015
Title: “Watering Plants”

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

Summer weather often brings dry periods which can harm the plants in your garden or yard.  It’s best to keep a rain gauge near your garden to see how much rainfall you are actually receiving.  Most plants need about an inch per week.  If you come up short, you will need to irrigate.  But don’t overdo it. Keep in mind that too much water can be just as bad as too little water. 

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