November 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 October 30 to November 5, 2016
Title: “Composting Leaves and Plants”

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

Instead of burning all those leaves this fall, consider starting a compost pile. Leaves are a rich source of nutrients for your garden, and instead of burning them or hauling them away, put them to use in next year’s garden as rich compost. Add a few plants from your garden too, as long as they are not diseased. If you are new to composting, call your local Extension center and ask for our guide sheets on composting.

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

 

Horticulture Tip for the week of November 6-12, 2016
Title: “Missouri Environment and Garden”

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

We are heading into the winter, but there’s no excuse to not keep up with the latest gardening information and trends.  University of Missouri Extension publishes a newsletter called “Missouri Environment and Garden,” which is available free on our web site. In it you’ll find the latest gardening tips on fruits, vegetables, ornamentals, and lawns.  Give us a call and we’ll tell you how to find it.

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

 

Horticulture Tip for the week of November 13-19, 2016
Title: “Master Gardening”

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

Do you have a passion for gardening? Would you like to learn more about gardening?  Are you interested in volunteering your time for community betterment using your gardening skills? Why don’t you consider becoming a MU Master Gardener? Classes are held in the spring in Northwest Missouri.  Call your local Extension center and ask us about Master Gardening today!

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

 

Horticulture Tip for the week of November 20-26, 2016
Title: “Fall Soil Testing”

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

Fall is a great time to test the soil of your lawn or garden. If you soil pH is undesirable, you can put on amendments to correct it. Lime is used to raise pH. Sulfur is used to lower pH.  A soil test will tell you which you may need, and how much to apply. If you apply it now, it will have time to work over the winter.  Then next spring, your garden will be in better shape to produce a bountiful crop.

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

 

Horticulture Tip for the week of November 27 to December 3, 2016
Title: “Mulching Strawberries”

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

It’s time to start thinking about mulching your strawberries for winter.  Straw makes a great material. This should be done after several nights near 20 degrees, but before temperatures drop into the teens. Apply the straw loosely, but thick enough to hide plants from view. By protecting your strawberries from the worst winter may bring, you’ll be rewarded with juicy, sweet strawberries next spring.

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