October 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 2-8, 2016
Title: “Bringing Potted Plants Indoors”

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

While we may experience a few more warm days before cold weather arrives, it’s time to start thinking about those potted houseplants that have been outside all summer.  Remember that many tropical plants are subject to chilling injury, so you must bring them back inside well before freezing temperatures arrive.  Also, be sure to check for insects and mites and eliminate them if needed.

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Horticulture Tip for the week of October 9-15, 2016
Title: “October Lawn Care”

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

If you intend to plant or overseed your lawn, be sure to finish seeding by the middle of October.  You can also apply broadleaf herbicides now to control cool season weeds such as chickweed and dandelion.  It’s also a good time of the year to do a soil test.  You may need to apply lime to your lawn, and a soil test will tell you if you need it and how much to apply.

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Horticulture Tip for the week of October 16-22, 2016
Title: “Harvesting Warm Season Vegetables”

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

Many people think that you need to see a little freezing weather or frost before you harvest certain vegetables.  But for many vegetables, cold temperatures could injure them or shorten their storage life.  Sweet potatoes, for example, must be dug before freezing temperatures arrive.   Pumpkins and winter squash should also be harvested before frost.

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Horticulture Tip for the week of October 23-29, 2016
Title: “Extending the Harvest”

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

You can extend your harvest for many warm-season vegetables by simply covering them to keep the frost off.  Commercial growers use spun-fiber cloth, especially made for that purpose.  It’s not too expensive, and one roll will last a long time for a home gardener.  For best results, keep it off of your plants using some kind of support.

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