October 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 October 4-10, 2015
Title: “Annual Chestnut Roast”

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

Looking for an interesting way to celebrate the Fall Harvest?  Consider a day trip to New Franklin, Missouri.  The University of Missouri Horticulture and Agroforestry Research Center will be holding their annual Chestnut Roast on Saturday, October 17th.  Visitors can enjoy free samples of roasted chestnuts and other Missouri products, complete with live music, multiple vendors, and farm tours.  Call your local Extension Center for details.

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

 

Horticulture Tip for the week of October 11-17, 2015
Title: “Rain Gardens Reduce Erosion”

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

Runoff from excessive rainfall can cause erosion, loss of nutrients, and sediment problems downstream in lakes and streams.  If you have a low spot on your property, consider planting a rain garden.  Rain gardens are shallow depressions planted with native perennial wildflowers and grasses. They are designed to contain, filter and absorb stormwater runoff.  For more information, contact your local MU Extension Center.

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

 

Horticulture Tip for the week of October 18-24, 2015
Title: “Compost those leaves”

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

Many people follow the ancient tradition of burning leaves each fall.  But leaves are a valuable source of nutrients and organic matter, and shouldn’t be wasted.  You can use a mulching lawn mower, to recycle the nutrients to benefit the trees where they came from.  Better yet, start a compost pile!  You’ll have a valuable resource of nutrients next year for your garden.

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

 

Horticulture Tip for the week of October 25-31, 2015
Title: “Extension Council Candidates Sought”

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

Local University of Missouri Extension Centers are advised by groups of citizens in each county.  These Extension Councils oversee the daily operation of each office, and have great input to the types of programs that University of Missouri Extension Specialists offer in each county.  Consider serving on your local Extension Council.  Give us a call for more information.

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