July 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 July 3-9, 2016
Title: “eXtension”

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

University of Missouri Extension has joined forces with other land-grant institutions from around the country to create a great resource for web users: eXtension.  This web site has information on almost any topic that MU Extension has to offer.  If you can’t find the answer, you can “Ask an Expert” for a quick reply.  Point your web browser to www.extension.org today!

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

 

Horticulture Tip for the week of July 10-16, 2016
Title: “Hot Weather Gardening”

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

When the hot weather hits, don’t forget your garden!  If it dries up, you garden will need water… about one inch per week.  You may need to side-dress your vegetables with a little fertilizer.  And be sure to continue your weeding.  Weeds which are allowed to go to seed will mean more weeds to germinate next year.  Keeping on top of your weeding means less work in the future.

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

 

Horticulture Tip for the week of July 17-23, 2016
Title: “Powdery Mildew”

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

Powdery mildew is a fungal disease that attacks many kinds of plants, from ornamental plants to fruits to vegetables in your garden.  Some species are more prone to getting powdery mildew than others.  If you find it taking over your garden, get a general-purpose fungicide to control it.  Be sure that it is labeled for the plant that you are spraying for, especially if it’s a food crop.

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

 

Horticulture Tip for the week of July 24-30, 2016
Title: “Irish Potatoes”

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

Irish potatoes are easy to grow and there’s nothing like new potatoes fresh from your garden.  If you want bigger yields, let them grow until the tops die down.  Then they’re ready to harvest.  If you see small, green, tomato-like fruits on the top part of the plant, these are the true fruits of the potatoes, which develop from the flowers.  But don’t eat them, they’re toxic!

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