February 2016 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 January 31 to February 6, 2016
Title: “Lights for Indoor Plants”

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

Houseplants are great way to bring nature into your home, and remind you that spring and warm temperatures will come again.  But many plants need additional lighting to grow well indoors.  They require light for photosynthesis, so that they can grow and flower.  Many types of electric lights for plants are available to choose from. Call your local Extension Center and ask for our guide sheet, “Lighting Indoor Houseplants.”

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

 

Horticulture Tip for the week of February 7-13, 2016
Title: “Starting Plants Indoors From Seeds”

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

Many gardeners like the challenge of raising their plants from seeds.  They may want to grow a specific cultivar, for example, which is not commercially available to purchase as a plant. Also, starting their plants from seeds is a great way to try out new plants, sometimes at a bargain price.  If you would like more information, call your local Extension Center and ask for our Guide Sheet, “Starting Plants Indoors from Seeds”.

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

 

Horticulture Tip for the week of February 14-20, 2016
Title: “Home Propagation of Houseplants”

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

Many homeowners like to decorate their homes with plants, bringing a bit of nature and spring into their home.  While houseplants are easily purchased from a store, some people like the challenge of propagating their own plants from cuttings.  If this sounds like an interesting challenge to you, call your local University of Missouri Extension Center and ask for our Guide Sheet, “Home Propagation of Houseplants”.

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

 

Horticulture Tip for the week of February 21-27, 2016
Title: “Winter Orchard Care”

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

Home gardeners who have a few fruit trees or small orchard should soon start thinking about care of their trees in the new year.  Pruning is best done in the late dormant season, usually in March.  You also need to apply your dormant spray at that time.  Call your local University of Missouri Extension Center, and ask for our Guide Sheet, “Fruit Spray Schedules for the Homeowner.”

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